Santa Fe – In their rush to attack the 2nd Amendment rights of New Mexicans House Democrats failed to fully read Senate Bill 8 (SB 8) before forcing a vote last Monday night. According to media reports, Democrats were unaware of the error and presented the wrong bill in both the House Judiciary Committee and to the entire House of Representatives. The error was not discovered in the bill until after it was passed out of the House.
“Democrats are in such a hurry to force liberal policies that they’re ignoring our Sheriffs, our county leaders and thousands of New Mexicans,” said House Republican Whip Rod Montoya (R-Farmington). “If House Democrats took the time to actually read their bills, not only would they find errors, they may actually learn how bad it is for our state.”
County leaders and Sheriffs in 25 New Mexico counties have passed resolutions declaring “Second Amendment Sanctuary” status from bills such as SB 8. The Democratic Speaker of the House has called the actions of the Sheriffs “unprecedented.” The Governor has called them “rogue” and accused them of throwing a “childish pity party.”
Due to the error, Senate Bill 8 will need to go through more procedures before going to the Governor. House Republicans will continue to fight any infringement on the 2nd Amendment Rights of New Mexicans