Saturday, February 13, 2010

No Guns in the Senate


This sign is on a door to the Senate gallery. It's probably left over from the debate Friday on SB 40, which would allow people with concealed-carry licenses to take guns into restaurants that have beer and wine licenses.

The bill passed the Senate 27-15 and goes on to the House.

And best of all it yielded two "Quotes of the Day" for today's New Mexican:

"This a crazy bill. Part of a national campaign by the NRA to broaden the use of concealed weapons."

— Sen. Eric Griego, D-Albuquerque, on the New Mexico Independent's live blog Friday, talking about SB 40, which would allow

"I believe that if more people carry guns, we will have less crime."

— Sen. David Ulibarri, D-Grants, on the Senate floor during the debate of the gun bill.