Michelle Lujan-Grisham on Gun Control
Prioritize common-sense reforms
Our Department of Health will conduct a thorough study of gun violence, but right now we will also take action where we know we must. I expect to sign a bill that will ban those convicted of assault from purchasing or possessing a gun, I expect
strengthened background checks, and I expect tighter restrictions on safekeeping to ensure children do not have access to guns in the home. With common-sense reforms, we can build a state where people who should not have firearms, don't, simple as that.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to New Mexico legislature
, Jan 15, 2019
Strengthen background checks; ban assault weapons
Q: Support more restrictive Gun Control legislation? Restrict semi-automatic weapons?
Michelle Lujan-Grisham (D): Yes. Strengthen background checks, ban assault weapons & high-capacity magazines. Ban anyone convicted of domestic
violence from buying guns.
Steve Pearce (R): No. "I don't think Gun Control legislation works." Restrictions would divert resources to "cataloguing & confiscating the guns of law-abiding citizens."
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on New Mexico Governor race
, Oct 9, 2018
Supports restrictions on gun purchases.
Lujan Grisham supports the PVS survey question on gun restrictions
Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.
Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?'
Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q10 on Aug 30, 2012
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