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Please Begin Contacting Committee Members in Support of NRA-Backed Bills Filed in the New Mexico Legislature!

Friday, February 4, 2011

As previously reported, two NRA-backed bills have been filed in the New Mexico Legislature and have now been assigned to committees where they are awaiting action. Senate Bill 220 is the NRA-backed “Castle Doctrine” self-defense bill which would allow lawful occupants of a dwelling to use any degree of physical force against an intruder.  The second, House Bill 140, would eliminate the mandatory mid-term firearms refresher training course currently required for Concealed Handgun Licensees.   

SB 220, sponsored by state Senator George Munoz (D-Gallup), has been referred to the Senate Public Affairs & Senate Judiciary Committees.  As of now, no hearing has officially been scheduled for the bill.  Please contact members of these two committees and urge them to support SB 220:

Contact information for members of the Senate Public Affairs Committee can be found here:www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/committeedisplay.aspx?CommitteeCode=SPAC

Contact information for members of the Senate Judiciary Committee can be found here: www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/committeedisplay.aspx?CommitteeCode=SJC

HB 140, filed by state Representative Nate Gentry (R-ABQ), has been referred to the House Consumer & Public Affairs and House Judiciary Committees.  As of now, no hearing has officially been scheduled for the bill.  Please contact members of these two committees and urge them to support HB 140:

Contact information for members of the House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee can be found here:www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/committeedisplay.aspx?CommitteeCode=HCPAC

Contact information for members of the House Judiciary Committee can be found here: www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/committeedisplay.aspx?CommitteeCode=HJC

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