Sunday, February 10, 2013

NM:Police harass legal buyers at Santa Fe Gun Turn In

On 9 February, 2013, the Santa Fe Police Department collected 224 guns turned in to it for Visa gift cards. The cards were worth $150 for handguns, $100 for long guns, and $200 for "high capacity or assault" weapons.

The police scared off a number of people who wished to offer more money than the police would give in prepaid visa cards.

What legal authority the police had to do this is unknown.

Another gun turn in will be held on the ninth of March.

Dean Weingarten

1 comment:

Dean Weingarten said...

“No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.”

New Mexico Constitution, Article II, Section 6.