Deb Haaland on Gun Control



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-1 House incumbent , Mar 2, 2019

We need 100% background checks, & close gun show loophole

We must take on the NRA! We must keep guns out of the hands of people who should never have a gun.˙We need 100% background checks and to close loophole--especially with gun shows. We need to rid our communities of military-grade weapons.˙We need to strip the power of the NRA with commitments from elected officials to NOT ACCEPT campaign contributions.˙No one should live in fear of attending a concert,˙dancing at a nightclub,˙or going to school.
Source: 2018 NM-1st House campaign website DebForCongress.com , Oct 9, 2018

Ban assault weapons; we need national buy-back program

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

A: Our children's lives are more important than any companies' right to earn a profit on guns. I support a ban on the sale of assault weapons, implementation of comprehensive background checks and closing the gun show loophole. We need a national buy-back program with no questions asked. I also believe we need a comprehensive national mental health- care plan to ensure we stop violence before

Source: League of Women Voters 2018 House NM-1 Questionnaire , Sep 9, 2018

Support gun-control, according to PVS survey.

Haaland supports the PVS survey question on gun control

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-10 on Aug 1, 2018

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

Haaland 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".