Based on replies by Representative Gregg Schmedes to the Second Amendment and Constitution questionnaire, as well as his agreement to a Second Amendment Pledge, Pro-Gun Women has given him an “A” rating for Second Amendment rights.
Dr. Schmedes is the current Representative for District 22 and is now running for New Mexico Senate in District 19.
Dr. Schmedes agreed to uphold a Pro-Gun Women Second Amendment Pledge that states: “I hereby pledge that my answers to these questions are as truthful as possible. I promise to defend the constitution, to not infringe on the Second Amendment, and to protect the rights of the people of New Mexico.”
Dr. Schmedes agrees that the definition of due process, as outlined in both the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, prohibits the government from taking any action that would deprive a person of “life, liberty or property without due process of law.” This includes a hearing before an impartial person, representation by an attorney, calling witnesses on one’s behalf, the ability to confront and cross-examine witnesses against you, a written decision with reasons based on evidence introduced, a transcript of the proceeding, and an opportunity to appeal the decision before the government takes a citizens property.
Gregg understands that due process happens BEFORE property is taken from a New Mexico citizen.
“I’m proud to stand up for our gun rights. It’s an honor to receive Pro-Gun Women’s highest rating.”
– Representative Gregg Schmedes
Gregg voted AGAINST Extreme Risk Protection Orders, also known as Red Flag, and agrees to vote against mandatory gun storage, AR-15 bans, magazine bans, and taxes on guns and ammo. Gregg has consistently voted for the Second Amendment as well as voting down all restrictive gun bills.
*Grades are solely based on the answers provided and does not reflect an endorsement by PGW. This grade is subject to change based on legislative voting, public statements regarding gun issues, or when new information becomes available. PGW reserves the right to change a candidate’s grade at any time. For a copy of the actual questions, please email email@example.com. Grading of candidates for Pro-Gun Women by Maria Martinez.