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Gun Sanctuary County In New Mexico

From Fox News:

A small county in eastern New Mexico declared itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County” on Wednesday in protest of pending gun control legislation in the state.
The Quay County Commission voted unanimously to pass the resolution, Albuquerque’s KRQE-TV reported.

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New Mexico Sheriffs To Ignore Gun Law

From CBS 7:

“You’re just taking guns out of law-abiding citizen’s hands,” Lea County Sheriff Corey Helton. “This is not going to affect the criminals out there. They’re going to be able to get guns and they do not follow the law.”

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Islamists Release On Bail Because Of Their Religion

From The National Sentinel:

Two Muslim men and three women are charged with 11 counts of child abuse each after police raided their compound in New Mexico and discovered 11 malnourished children living in squalor.

Their lawyer argued that there was a double standard in the case because his clients were Muslims. He argued that if they had been Christian and white, “we might not be here today.”

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Islamists Training In New Mexico

From Townhall:

Thirty-nine year old Siraj Wahhaj was arrested at a New Mexico compound on Friday after authorities discovered 11 starving children, three women and another man living together in squalor. The children range in age from 1-to-15 years old. Remains of a young child were also found on the property.

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Bill Proposed In New Mexico To Ban Private Gun Sales At Gun Shows

Representative Miguel Garcia (D-Bernalillo) has introduced Bill 44 that would prohibit anyone except a licensed dealer from selling guns at a gun show.

From NRA-ILA:

Although HB 44 contains language that would require improved reporting to the FBI of persons prohibited from purchasing firearms and protect against the development of any registry of lawful gun buyers by state or local agencies, make no mistake: gun control remains the centerpiece of this very flawed legislation.  This will be just the first step toward banning ALL private gun sales and transfers – in fact, that’s exactly what the original language of HB 77 did when it was introduced last year!  If enacted, gun control advocates will check this scheme off their list and they will move toward gun bans and magazine limits, just like in Colorado.

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$55,000 Reward For Shooting Suspect

Reward of $55,000 Offered in 2007 Abiquiu Lake Shooting

Nov. 30, 2012

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Texas Reps Want Surplus War Equipment On Border

From Military Times:

The Houston Chronicle reports Texas Reps. Ted Poe and Henry Cuellar have been joined by 17 border sheriffs from Texas, New Mexico and Arizona in a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta requesting that he move up delivery of surplus equipment.

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Obama Adminstration’s Attack On Guns

Fox News reports that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has proposed a new regulation for the sale of rifles in border states (i.e. Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California). The regulation would cover any rifle larger than .22 caliber that also has a detachable magazine, which is almost every rifle ever made.

According to an ATF spokesman:

the agency is pushing for this new regulation now because since 2004, there’s been a 100 percent increase by Mexican drug cartels using rifles, which are not covered by any reporting requirements.

This quote is misleading at best. The spokesman is implying that gun runners for the cartels are coming into the United States and buying semi-automatic rifles off the shelf. There have been many claims that most of the guns found in cartel caches are from the United States. Most of the guns that can be tracked are from the U.S., the U.S. military. The automatic rifles that we send to Mexico are stolen from the army and police and used by the cartels. The distinction between semi-automatic and automatic is key, because for the most part no one is this country is allowed to purchase a fully automatic rifle.

Later in the article a spokesman for the Brady Campaign is quoted:

“It makes sense that law enforcement should be alerted if someone is buying five, 10 or 100 assault weapons, when it’s likely that those guns could be headed to drug cartels in Mexico,” said Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign.

“It will give ATF the same amount of information about people who buy military-style assault weapons in bulk that they already have had for more than 40 years about people who buy handguns in bulk,” he said in a statement. “It’s the kind of crime-fighting information that our law enforcement officials ought to have if we want to reduce the number of assault weapons being trafficked illegally to Mexico, as well as to American cities.”

This quote is also misleading and full of exaggeration, meant to scare people who don’t know any better. There maybe a few cases of gun owners buying five rifles at a time, but it is very unlikely to occur not to mention ten or a hundred at one time, which is ridiculous. I don’t know anyone who owns a hundred guns and if you are reading this I bet you don’t either. As I said before cartels are not purchasing their guns from U.S. gun shops. This regulation will, if passed, inevitably make it harder for law-abiding citizens to arms themselves while doing nothing to deter criminals and the drug cartels who are already breaking the law.

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