New Mexico nonsense

Earlier this year, New Mexico passed a "universal background check" law. With limited exceptions, all firearms sales must be handled and recorded by a Federally licensed dealer.

Is this also not a case of "reverse commandeering" in that a state is forcing a Federal licensee to burden the Federal NICS system past the Federally mandated requirements?

What's interesting, is their new law basically forces FFLs to perform these transfers and then generously "allows" them to charge no more than $35 for said "service".

This caused the predictable result of some FFLs exiting the market in New Mexico, such as Wal Mart. And a convenient "unintended" result: to reduce access to legal firearms transactions.

Looking forward to New Mexico's new law being challenged in court.


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