Ben Ray Lujan on Gun Control



Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority

Everytown for Gun Safety threw its support behind 11 Democratic Senate candidates including Rep. Ben Ray Lujan in New Mexico.

"Everytown is going all-in to flip the Senate and elect leaders who will treat America's gun violence epidemic like the crisis it is," the Everytown President said. The group has targeted a number of key races in the House and Senate, emphasizing the need to protect what it calls a "gun sense majority," which is mostly comprised of Democratic candidates.

Source: The Hill e-zine on 2020 New Mexico Senate endorsements , Jun 9, 2020

Extend waiting periods from 3 to 10 days

The vote speaks for itself. That was the response I received from Rep. Xochitl Torres Small's office when I sought a comment on her vote on the "Charleston loophole" gun safety bill. She broke ranks from her Democratic colleagues in voting against extending the waiting period for gun sales from three days to 10. She was one of only seven Democrats who voted against the bill. Her New Mexico colleagues, Reps. Ben Ray Luj n and Deb Haaland, supported the measure.
Source: Albuquerque Journal on 2019 NM-3 House incumbent , Mar 2, 2019

National cross-state standard for concealed carry.

Lujan signed H.R.197&S.845

Establishes a national standard for the carrying of concealed firearms (other than a machinegun or destructive device) by non-residents. Authorizes a person who has a valid permit to carry a concealed firearm in one state and who is not prohibited from carrying a firearm under federal law to carry a concealed firearm in another state:

Source: National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act 09-HR197 on Jan 6, 2009

Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message.

Lujan signed H.RES.1365

Source: Resolution Commending the National Rifle Association 10-HRs1365 on May 18, 2010

Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad.

Lujan co-sponsored Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act

Source: HR420/S798 11-HR0420 on Jan 25, 2011

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

Lujan voted YEA the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".