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 1 Nick Tinnin 4226
District 2 Thomas Taylor (Y) 4220
District 3 Sandra Townsend * 4214
District 4 Ray Begaye 4243
District 5 Patty Lundstrom * 4435
District 6 George Hanosh 4243
District 7 Kandy Cordova 4255
District 8 Fred Luna 4345
District 9 Leo Watchman * 4436
District 10 Kiki" Saavedra * 4316
District 11 Rick Miera 4842
District 12 James Taylor 4774
District 13 Daniel Silva 4425
District 14 Miguel Garcia 4255
District 15 John Sanchez 4455
District 16 Raymond Ruiz 4248
District 17 Edward Sandoval 4840
District 18 Gail Beam 4234
District 19 Sheryl W. Stapleton 4327
District 20 Ted Hobbs 4757
District 21 Mimi Stewart 4341
District 22 Ron Godbey (Y) 4450
District 23 Robert Burpo 4450
District 24 George Buffett * 4455
District 25 Danice Picraux 4777
District 26 Al Park (Y) 4233
District 27 Larry Larranaga * 4215
District 28 Joe Mohorovic * 4211
District 29 William Fuller 4227
District 30 Pauline Gubbels 4220
District 31 Joe Thompson (Y) 4226
District 32 Dona Irwin 4242
District 33 J. Paul Taylor * 4438
District 34 Mary Helen Garcia * 4438
District 35 Benjamin Rios 4233
District 36 Andy Nunez 4464
District 37 William "Ed" Boykin 4467
District 38 Dianne Miller Hamilton 4221
District 39 Manuel Herrera 4254
District 40 Nick Salazar * 4433
District 41 Debbie Rodella 4248
District 42 Roberto Gonzales 4235
District 43 Jeannette Wallace * 4452
District 44 Judy Vanderstar Russell 4452
District 45 Patsy Trujillo Knauer 4844
District 46 Speaker Ben Lujan 4782
District 47 Max Coll * 4320
District 48 Luciano Varela * 4435
District 49 Don Tripp 4451
District 50 Rhonda King * 4234
District 51 Gloria Vaughn 4453
District 52 Joseph Cervantes (Y) 4242
District 53 Terry Marquardt * 4227
District 54 Joe Stell 4423
District 55 John Heaton * 4432
District 56 W.C. "Dub" Williams 4454
District 57 Daniel Foley (Y) 4211
District 58 Pauline Ponce * 4436
District 59 Avon Wilson 4221
District 60 Marsha Atkin 4453
District 61 Donald Whitaker 4420
District 62 Donald Bratton * 4451
District 63 Mario Urioste 4254
District 64 Anna Crook 4454
District 65 James Roger Madalena 4417
District 66 Earlene Roberts 4758
District 67 Brian Moore 4467
District 68 Bengie Regensberg 4464
District 69 Ken Martinez 4300
District 70 Richard Vigil 4242
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