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New Mexico Legislative Alert

Tuesday, March 13, 2001

NEW MEXICO HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPROVES PERSONAL PROTECTION ACT!

For the first time in the history of the movement to pass "Right To Carry" in New Mexico, the House Judiciary Committee approved SB 148, the Personal Protection Act sponsored by Sen. Shannon Robinson, on a 6-3 vote. Thanks to your phone calls, the committee rejected amendments requiring annual renewal of carry licenses, allowing local governments to ban carrying within their borders, and a four-year sunset provision on the proposed law. Special thanks should go out to the Judiciary committee members who supported SB 148 (indicated with a "Y" next to their names.)

SB 148 still must pass the House Appropriations Committee and the full House -- all before the Legislature adjourns on Saturday, March 17. That`s why it is critical that every gun owner, sportsmen and law-abiding citizen who supports "Right To Carry" do the following:

  • Call House Appropriations Committee members and urge them to support SB 148 with no gutting amendments. Committee members are indicated with an asterisk (*) below. Call them even if you don`t live in their districts, because they`ll determine whether your State Representative ever gets to vote on passage of this bill.

  • Call your State Representative again this week and urge him or her to work to PASS SB 148 THIS YEAR. As crunch time comes in the last week of session, many competing interests will be vying for your legislators` attention. It`s important that you let your state lawmakers know how significant passage of SB 148 is to you -- their voting constituents.

  • Email this important notice to at least three other NRA members who support "Right To Carry." Your calls will make a difference in the fight to get SB 148 passed this year!

District   Representative  Phone: 986-XXXX
District 1Nick Tinnin4226
District 2Thomas Taylor (Y)4220
District 3Sandra Townsend *4214
District 4Ray Begaye4243
District 5Patty Lundstrom *4435
District 6George Hanosh4243
District 7Kandy Cordova4255
District 8Fred Luna4345
District 9Leo Watchman *4436
District 10Kiki" Saavedra *4316
District 11Rick Miera4842
District 12James Taylor4774
District 13Daniel Silva4425
District 14Miguel Garcia4255
District 15John Sanchez4455
District 16Raymond Ruiz4248
District 17Edward Sandoval4840
District 18Gail Beam4234
District 19Sheryl W. Stapleton4327
District 20Ted Hobbs4757
District 21Mimi Stewart4341
District 22Ron Godbey (Y)4450
District 23Robert Burpo4450
District 24George Buffett *4455
District 25Danice Picraux4777
District 26Al Park (Y)4233
District 27Larry Larranaga *4215
District 28Joe Mohorovic *4211
District 29William Fuller4227
District 30Pauline Gubbels4220
District 31Joe Thompson (Y)4226
District 32Dona Irwin4242
District 33J. Paul Taylor *4438
District 34Mary Helen Garcia *4438
District 35Benjamin Rios4233
District 36Andy Nunez4464
District 37William "Ed" Boykin4467
District 38Dianne Miller Hamilton4221
District 39Manuel Herrera4254
District 40Nick Salazar *4433
District 41Debbie Rodella4248
District 42Roberto Gonzales4235
District 43Jeannette Wallace *4452
District 44Judy Vanderstar Russell4452
District 45Patsy Trujillo Knauer4844
District 46Speaker Ben Lujan4782
District 47Max Coll *4320
District 48Luciano Varela *4435
District 49Don Tripp4451
District 50Rhonda King *4234
District 51Gloria Vaughn4453
District 52Joseph Cervantes (Y)4242
District 53Terry Marquardt *4227
District 54Joe Stell4423
District 55John Heaton *4432
District 56W.C. "Dub" Williams4454
District 57Daniel Foley (Y)4211
District 58Pauline Ponce *4436
District 59Avon Wilson4221
District 60Marsha Atkin4453
District 61Donald Whitaker4420
District 62Donald Bratton *4451
District 63Mario Urioste4254
District 64Anna Crook4454
District 65James Roger Madalena4417
District 66Earlene Roberts4758
District 67Brian Moore4467
District 68Bengie Regensberg4464
District 69Ken Martinez4300
District 70Richard Vigil4242

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