New Mexico: Santa Fe City Council Votes Down Gun Magazine Ban on a 6-2 Vote

Last night, citing concerns about enforceability and the potential for a lawsuit based on a violation of the firearms preemption clause in the state constitution, the Santa Fe City Council defeated Bill 2013-27.  If enacted, this local ordinance would have outlawed the future possession, sale or transfer of standard capacity magazines that are compatible with commonly-owned self-defense pistols and rifles used by recreational and competitive shooters.