Gun control group waged New Mexico ad campaign

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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013 4:18 pm | Updated: 8:20 pm, Fri May 10, 2013.

A national group founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pumped nearly $32,000 into an advertising campaign in New Mexico for legislation to expand criminal background checks of gun buyers.

The campaign by Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund was the most costly lobbying effort in this year’s legislative session, according to a computer-assisted analysis of lobbying disclosure reports by The Associated Press.

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  • Steve Salazar posted at 11:55 am on Sat, May 11, 2013.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 873

    Gun dealers are required to perform background checks at gun shows. At the present time private gun sales aren't subject to these background checks.

    Rather than opening the can of worms that requiring private sales at gun shows to be subject to background checks, the wish is to spread outside of the gun shows, this is the concern, why not just prohibit private sales at gun shows?

  • Q-Hack posted at 9:04 pm on Fri, May 10, 2013.

    Q-Hack Posts: 1

    The problem with the anti-gun coalition and their followers; they're letting their emotions think for them making them irrational.

    The only way to truly enforce a total background check to/from private individuals, is to have a complete gun registration system. Might be fine for the average law abiding citizen, but for those who will break the law anyway, it does absolutely nothing. So instead of inflicting hassle on those of us who follow the law, especially for a perceived problem (gun violence has been dropping steadily since 1993.) How about addressing the real problem of mental health.

    I guess it's just easier to blame the NRA.

  • Isaac Daniels posted at 7:16 pm on Fri, May 10, 2013.

    Isaac Daniels Posts: 37

    The problem with Wayne LaPierre and their followers they're letting their weapons think for them making most of the members of NRA irrational!


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