New Mexico: House Republicans United in Opposition to Looming “Assault Weapons” Ban
Posted on February 20, 2013
The House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing on House Bill 402 this Thursday, February 21, at 1:30 pm (or upon adjournment of the House) in Room 315 of the State Capitol. Please attend this hearing and voice your opposition to HB 402. If this measure advances from this committee, it will go to the House Judiciary Committee. Please also call AND e-mail committee members and urge them to oppose HB 402. (See listing below for committee member contact information.)
Yesterday, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed House Bill 77 by a 43-26 vote, sending this measure to the state Senate for its consideration. Earlier this week, HB 77 was withdrawn from the House Appropriations and Finance Committee since it no longer contained an appropriation needed to implement this measure as amended by the House Judiciary Committee. While HB 77, introduced by Rep. Miguel Garcia (D-ABQ), has undergone significant revisions over the last two weeks, NRA-ILA still opposes this measure. Click here to find out how your Representative voted on this bill. Please be sure to contact and thank those who stood firm against this measure and also call and e-mail your state Senator to oppose HB 77. Contact information for state lawmakers can be found here.