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HB 8 - Requires Background Checks for Gun Sales - New Mexico Key Vote


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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (41-25) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Background Checks for Gun Sales

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Vote to pass a bill that would require background checks for gun sales.



  • Specifies that the unlawful sale of a firearm without a background check consists of the sale of a firearm without conducting a federal instant background check where the sale is made for a fee or other consideration (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the provisions of this section do not apply to the sale of a firearm to the following (Sec. 1):

    • By or to an individual who holds a current and valid federal firearms license;

    • To a law enforcement agency; or

    • Between two law enforcement officers certified pursuant to the Law Enforcement Training Act and authorized to carry a firearm.

  • Authorizes that each party to an unlawful sale in violation to be separately charged for the same sale (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that each firearm sold contrary to the provisions constitutes a separate offense (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes two or more offenses to be charged in the same complaint, information, or indictment and is to be punished as separate offenses (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that whoever violates the provisions is guilty of a misdemeanor (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Background Checks for Gun Sales



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