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2019 NM Legislative Session Gun Control Bills

*Aztec City 2nd Amendment Forum. SJWF member, Ed Cooper, reports that the City of Aztec is sponsoring a Forum on the Second Amendment where questions will be discussed surrounding the State of NM Legislative efforts at the Round House this Legislative Session. The date: Tuesday the 19th of March; Time: 6 :00 P.M. Place: Aztec City Civic Center. If able, please attend this forum and make your voice heard on these matters. For more info, email Ed Cooper at tarantularun@msn.com.

*City of Bloomfield Considers 2nd Amendment Resolution.
SJWF member, Sam Mohler, reports that the Bloomfield City Council will consider a 2nd Amendment Resolution during the Council meeting 6:00 P.M., Monday, February 25th, 2019. Please attend the City Council meeting and make your voice heard!

*City of Farmington Considers 2nd Amendment Preservation Resolution.
The City Attorney Resolution No. 2019-1698 -declaring the City of Farmington a 2nd Amendment Preservation City will be heard during the Regular Meeting of the Farmington City Council to be held at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 800 Municipal Drive, Farmington, New Mexico. Please attend the City Council meeting and make your voice heard!

*NRA-ILA- New Mexico Action Needed! - House Committee to Consider New York Style Gun Control Legislation on Tuesday!
On Tuesday, February 26 at 1:30pm in Room 317, the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee is scheduled to consider legislation, Senate Bill 8, that would criminalize most private firearm transfers in New Mexico. Please contact committee members and strongly urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 8.

Senate Bill 8, so-called "universal” background check legislation sponsored by Senators Richard Martinez (D) and Peter Wirth (D), would ban almost all private firearms sales between law-abiding individuals. Gun owners would be forced to pay fees and obtain government approval before selling firearms to friends, neighbors and co-workers, or fellow hunters, competitive shooters and gun club members. This proposal would have no impact on crime and is unenforceable without gun registration.  As amended, Senate Bill 8 now requires that all federal firearm licensees perform these background checks. 29 out of 33 New Mexico Sheriffs oppose this legislation.

Again, please contact members of the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee and urge strong OPPOSITION to Senate Bill 8. Also, please contact Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham at 505-476-2200 or www.governor.state.nm.us/contact and tell her you OPPOSE Senate Bill 8!

*San Juan County Is Now a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County.

*NM Legislature to Consider New Firearms Control Bills.

The following firearms control bills are currently under consideration by our New Mexico Legislature. Please call, write, and email your New Mexico Legislature Representatives and Senators to express your concerns about these new gun control measures.

New Mexico House Bills:

HB-8: Background Check for Firearm Sales
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=8&year=19
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/19%20Regular/bills/house/HB0008.pdf

HB-40: Background Checks at Gun Shows
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=40&year=19
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/19%20Regular/bills/house/HB0040.pdf

HB-83: Extreme Risk Protection Order
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=83&year=19
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/19%20Regular/bills/house/HB0083.pdf

HB-87: Domestic Violence & Firearm Possession
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=87&year=19
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/19%20Regular/bills/house/HB0087.pdf

HB-130: Additional Firearm Crimes & Penalties
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?Chamber=H&LegType=B&LegNo=130&year=19
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/19%20Regular/bills/house/HB0130.pdf

New Mexico Senate Bills:

SB-8: Background Check for Firearm Sales
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?Chamber=S&LegType=B&LegNo=8&year=19
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/19%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0008.pdf

SB-201: Firearm Transfer Act (Universal Background Check)
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?Chamber=S&LegType=B&LegNo=201&year=19
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/19%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0201.pdf

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