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“The NRA believes America’s laws were made to be obeyed and that our Constitutional liberties are just as important today as 200 years ago. And by the way, the Constitution does not say Government shall decree the right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution says ‘The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'” ~ Ronald Reagan

SB224  Relating to Gun Safety; Creating the Crime of Failure to Secure a Firearm; Providing a Penalty.

What To Know
Another bill that chips away at your 2nd Amendment Rights!

SB 224 reads as follows: “It is an offense for a firearm owner or authorized user to store or keep a firearm in any premises unless the firearm is secured in a locked container or secured by a gun lock or other means so as to render the firearms inaccessible or unusable to any person other than the owner or authorized user.”

You could be fined up to $500 for failing to do so, or $1,000 if a minor, an “at risk” person or a prohibited person obtains the firearm.  Both are misdemeanor penalties.

The bill further reads: “A minor may be an authorized user only if the minor is at least twelve years of age and has successfully completed a firearm safety training course.”  This bill clearly states that parents can not teach their own children firearm safety and would be charged with a misdeamor if they did so.
 “We the People” Action Needed Now!

Tomorrow, Wednesday (February 17), SB224 has been assigned to the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee for review at 1:30 pm.  You can watch and participate in this hearing by going to (select the meeting webcast). It is important to let the committee members know that SB224 must not be passed.  Contact these Senators:

Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D)      (505) 397-8839    [email protected]
Bill Tallman (D)                   (505) 397-8854   [email protected]
Gregg Schmedes (R)         (505) 986-4395   [email protected]
David M. Gallegos (R)        (505) 986-4278  [email protected]
Stuart Ingle (R)                   (505) 986-4702  [email protected]
Brenda G. McKenna (D)     (505) 397-8834  [email protected]
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D)(505) 397-8847  [email protected]
Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics (D) (505) 397-8851 [email protected]