Xochitl Torres Small on Gun Control



Voted against extending 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 Lujan and Deb Haaland, supported the measure.
Source: Albuquerque Journal on 2019 NM-2 House incumbent , Mar 2, 2019

Common sense gun laws like universal background checks

Q: Given recent events in New Mexico and across the nation, what would you do to address gun violence?

A: One of the first serious conversations I remember having with my grandfather was about gun safety. To improve gun safety, we must implement common sense gun laws to close loopholes. A majority of Americans, as well as a majority of gun owners, support universal background checks, a judicial process to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of dangerous individuals, and "no fly, no buy".

Source: League of Women Voters 2018 House NM-2 Questionnaire , Sep 9, 2018

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

Torres Small 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".