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Bill: NM HB 166

Sponsor(s): Rep. Tara L. Lujan (D-48)

Position: Strongly Opposed

Summary: Criminalizes Home Firearms Building

NM HB 166 is an assault on the right to build firearms in the privacy of your own home. HB 166 makes the following activities illegal:

  • Building or assembling a firearm, unless you’re an FFL dealer or manufacturer
  • Possessing, selling, transferring, purchasing, or receiving firearms built or assembled by someone who isn’t an FFL dealer or manufacturer
  • Using a 3D printer or similar device to manufacture a firearm or firearm component (slide, cylinder, frame, or receiver, and rifle or shotgun barrels) unless you’re an FFL dealer or manufacturer.
  • Possessing, selling, offering for sale, transferring, purchasing, or receiving a firearm produced using this method unless you’re an FFL dealer or manufacturer.
  • Distributing 3D printed gun or gun part files except to FFL dealers or manufacturers. 
  • Manufacturing, possessing, selling, offering for sale, transferring, purchasing, or receiving “covert” (guns that don’t “look like” typical handguns, rifles, etc.) or “undetectable” firearms (firearms that don’t contain enough metal to be picked up by a metal detector).
  • Building firearms that don’t have a registered serial number.
  • Possessing, purchasing, or obtaining firearms frames or receivers that don’t have a registered serial number, unless you’re an FFL dealer or manufacturer.

Violation of the above is a fourth degree felony, punishable by up to 18 months in prison. HB 166 would completely inhibit the ability of individuals to exercise their natural and constitutionally protected right to manufacture firearms in the privacy of their own home. 

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