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New Mexico Legislative Alert 2001-03-13

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 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 Posted: 2001-03-13
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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.