Santa Fe: Attempt to ban high capacity magazines fails

Good news for gun right advocates in New Mexico, and particularly in Santa Fe.  Last night the Santa Fe council voted 6 to 2 against a ban on high capacity magazines for guns.

The room was crowded as 2nd amendment supporters from crammed in.  Many got in line to speak in defense of the 2nd amendment.

Gun rights supporters to opposition was about 3 to 1.   Photo credit Sam LeDoux.

Santa Fe Chief of police said that the ordinance would be difficult to enforce.  Others like Sam LeDoux of the Republican Party of Santa Fe spoke as well.  The crowd voted and spoke 46 against, 23 in favor.

Last night the second amendment and New Mexico Constitution won!

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Constitution, Amendment II

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Sec. 6. No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms. (As amended November 2, 1971 and November 2, 1986.)

New Mexico Constitution Sec. 6

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