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Santa Fe votes down gun magazine ban
krqe.com ^ | Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | Tina Jensen, Matt Mauro

Posted on 06/27/2013 8:39:08 AM PDT by forty_years

SANTA FE (KRQE) - Santa Fe will not limit how big gun magazines can be.
    
The decision comes after a plan to ban on high capacity automatic gun ammunition magazines was shot down at a packed city hall meeting Wednesday night.

"The state constitution is very clear that in no way can it be regulated by anybody,” Thomas Iddings said. “But it's not the magazines that are the problem. It's criminals."

"I don't think it's a constitutional issue,” Paul Schmitt said. “I think it's an inconvenience that people have to change their magazines. We're not limiting weaponry."
    
If it had passed, the ban would have allowed people to keep magazines that carry more than 10 bullets if they already own them, but not buy anymore in the city.
    
Counselors voted the plan down six to two.   
    
The police chief said it would have been tough to enforce.
    
The mayor reiterated his support for the bill and his disappointment at the council's vote.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; guncontrol; magazines; peoplepower; secondamendment

1 posted on 06/27/2013 8:39:08 AM PDT by forty_years
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To: forty_years

Bloomberg can throw another hissy-fit. Thanks to all of those good citizens who showed for the council meeting, sent emails, and made calls. People speaking against the ban outnumbered supporters 2:1.


2 posted on 06/27/2013 8:41:02 AM PDT by forty_years
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To: forty_years

Sante Fe leans prettyleft this is surprising.


3 posted on 06/27/2013 8:41:19 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: forty_years

Satan Fey is ruining my state.


4 posted on 06/27/2013 8:42:32 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: forty_years

Just guessin’ here but the mare of Santa Fe most likely is in cahoots with bloomie and MAIGgots. Mares aghast at ill-eagle guns coalition.


5 posted on 06/27/2013 8:42:47 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I agree. When I was there, it’s like I was back in L.A., but in a desert environment. Too lib for my taste.


6 posted on 06/27/2013 8:44:07 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: forty_years

We have many city governments packed with low information Kings and Queens.


7 posted on 06/27/2013 8:52:02 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
The mayor is a New York City, 70s, marxist style politician.

From the Santa Fe website: Mayor Coss holds a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science from New Mexico State University and a master’s degree in Zoology from Southern Illinois University. After completing his master’s degree, Mayor Coss worked as a surface water scientist for the state of New Mexico. During this time, he became active in his union and worked to create the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and became Director of the Environmental Protection Division within NMED.

In 1995, Mayor Coss became Santa Fe's Public Works director, where he was instrumental in creating the Santa Fe River Masterplan and worked on the river restoration between St. Francis Drive and Camino Alire.

As City Councilor, Mayor Coss co-sponsored Santa Fe’s Living Wage Ordinance, a landmark law which has drawn national and international recognition. He also co-sponsored the Neighborhood Bill of Rights, which empowers local residents to maintain the integrity of their neighborhoods; and Santa Fe Homes, requiring all new developments built within the city to include 30% affordable housing.

8 posted on 06/27/2013 8:52:16 AM PDT by Stentor
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To: Stentor

Oh I know. I live in NM.


9 posted on 06/27/2013 8:55:11 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Resolute Conservative

There is a fair amount of collectivists who still want to keep their firearms.


10 posted on 06/27/2013 8:57:30 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: max americana

I agree. When I was there, it’s like I was back in L.A., but in a desert environment. Too lib for my taste.


Santa Fe is as wacky as it gets. Being in LA, you could survive there, though.

BTW, there are some conservative movie people in SF.


11 posted on 06/27/2013 8:58:42 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata
Santa Fe is wacko because of all the artsy-fartsy imports from NY and CA. They are utterly detached from reality. I guess they were drawn in by Georgia O'Keeffe's labia art. Santa Fe is now just plain unaffordable. New Mexico used to be much more conservative overall. Remember that just because a small town like Santa Fe is the state capital, that doesn't mean the whole state is crazy Left. A loosely-organized coalition of activists stopped ALL gun control legislation in New Mexico during the 2013 legislative session. I was amazed at how many people joined in. Remember there are a lot of free-thinkers of the go-west style here (old rancheros and new-generation frontiersmen -- even techies), and we have many military installations and 2 of the U.S.'s highest profile defense-related research labs.
12 posted on 06/27/2013 9:11:58 AM PDT by forty_years
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To: forty_years

You’re right. My family moved to the Abiquiu area in 1958. Been there, done that.

Pulled porcupine quills out of O’Keeffe’s chow dogs.

It was much more conservative 50-55 years ago.


13 posted on 06/27/2013 9:22:40 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: forty_years
The mayor reiterated his support for the bill and his disappointment at the council's vote.

"The mayor" needs to be replaced in the very next election.

14 posted on 06/27/2013 9:27:33 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

I could be wrong, but don’t expect dramatic changes in Santa Fe. There are still good folk there, but the growing rich import community by-and-large can afford to be stupid and fiddle while state and country burns. They celebrate the Obamination while they drive around in Jaguars and live in $2 million houses. Santa Fe is one of the few cities in the 4 corners where you see Southeby’s real estate signs.


15 posted on 06/27/2013 9:33:27 AM PDT by forty_years
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To: forty_years
is this related to DOMA??
16 posted on 06/27/2013 9:34:36 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: RobinOfKingston

Thankfully - he is not running for mayor again - but has his eye on the House of “Representatives.” Unfortunately, his co-conspirator on this bill has already declared that “she” will run for mayor.


17 posted on 06/27/2013 9:45:18 AM PDT by dontBSme
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To: forty_years

Well this is good news. I try to stay in my neck of the woods and out of Santa Fe, but it can’t always be avoided. I like to throw my pistol into the center console, and I don’t have any low capacity magazines for it.

My big beef with Santa Fe is that it has big city prices with hick town wages. The artsy fartsy liberals and CA imports, along with the Eastern imports brought all the high prices of real estate and living, but they didn’t bring wages that allow the peons to survive while working for them.

Then again, it’s been about 15 years since I actually had to work and spend time in Santa Fe, so things might have changed.


18 posted on 06/27/2013 9:49:17 AM PDT by pallis
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19 posted on 06/27/2013 10:04:42 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: forty_years
Gimme Back My Bullets!
20 posted on 06/27/2013 10:55:01 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Resolute Conservative
Sante Fe leans prettyleft this is surprising.

Gun rights are not entirely a right vs left issue anymore.
21 posted on 06/27/2013 11:07:55 AM PDT by JamesP81
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“Santa Fe is wacko because of all the artsy-fartsy imports from NY and CA. They are utterly detached from reality.”

Not unlike Austin, TX, Madison, WI, Sacramento, CA, Las Vegas, NV , you pick the city. These places all have a disproportionate influence on the states in which they are located. In places like New Mexico, it’s just more pronounced because it is more isolated.


22 posted on 06/27/2013 11:08:04 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: laplata

“BTW, there are some conservative movie people in SF.”

Oh, yeah. One of my closest friends in the biz lives near Castro, and just heads to L.A. if he has some projects for the Travel Channel as an exec producer. Our agreement is that he won’t criticize me for living close to W Hollywood aka Fagtown and I won’t get on him for living near Castro.


23 posted on 06/27/2013 12:07:47 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: forty_years

You folks in Santa Fe had best be taking names——take those two yes votes and make their lives miserable. Running them out of town would be a nice touch. Keeping them as tokens is not productive because, as has been noted, you can’t fix STUPID.


24 posted on 06/27/2013 12:34:13 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: forty_years

“automatic gun ammunition magazines”

Huh? Automatic guns? Or if they speak actual english, “automatic magazines”?

What a poorly written article...


25 posted on 06/27/2013 1:22:49 PM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: forty_years

The Barry and Bloomers gun Nazis are in BIG trouble if Santa Fe feels this way.


26 posted on 06/27/2013 6:30:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: forty_years

I was pleasantly surprised; I always thought Santa Fe was Dem country but apparently there’s still enough free spirits and independent thinkers there.


27 posted on 06/28/2013 10:35:52 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

A reminder that a former two-term (republican)governor, Gary Johnson, ran for president during the last election and did very well on the Libertarian ticket. Watch for him in the next election.


28 posted on 07/02/2013 8:05:32 AM PDT by TiaS
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To: forty_years

From what little I know about Gary Johnson I like him . . . I’d like to see a powerful and credible libertarian ticket (Rand Paul/Gary Johnson?) win the White House with a 34 percent vote in 2016. The Dems and the GOP are the same party with different names.


29 posted on 07/02/2013 8:26:20 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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