Could the Land of Enchantment Elect a Second Amendment Supporter to the Senate?

Could the Land of Enchantment Elect a Second Amendment Supporter to the Senate?

New Mexico Take Action New Mexico – -( AmmoLand.com )- New Mexico has to be very vexing for Second Amendment supporters. In a region of the country where the Second Amendment is largely respected, it constantly elects anti-Second Amendment extremists to the United States Senate. It’s frustrating in the extreme. But could this be turned around? There is a better chance than you might think. After all, Governors Gary Johnston and Susanna Martinez were supporters of our Second Amendment rights, and Martinez was in office until January of last year. Even Bill Richardson, a Democrat, signed concealed-carry legislation. So, it is possible that a Second Amendment supporter could win a statewide race. But New Mexico hasn’t had a pro-Second Amendment U.S. Senator since Pete Domenici declined to run for another six-year term in the Senate in 2008. Jeff Bingaman, Tom Udall, and Martin Heinrich were not exactly strong supporters of our rights. On secondary issues, like judges, they were in line with Charles Schumer. Udall is retiring this year after serving two terms. Running to replace him is Ben Ray Lujan, who has served since 2009, when he took Tom Udall’s seat in the House of Representatives. Like Udall, his record on Second Amendment issues is not good. According to Project Vote Smart , he’s backed “universal” background checks, opposed pro-sportsman legislation, and even was willing to back bureaucratic gun bans. However, Lujan’s campaign site doesn’t discuss Second Amendment issues. But as a Representative, he’s made numerous statements that […]

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