House Bill 77, state Representative Miguel Garcia's sweeping gun control bill to regulate all private gun transfers, establish a state registry of lawful firearms owners and tax legal gun purchasers will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Monday, January 28, at 1:30 pm or upon adjournment of the House in Room 309 of the State Capitol in Santa Fe.
It is extremely important that as many people as possible attend and speak in opposition to this measure. This committee normally asks for a show of hands in the room for and against bills, and then allows each person to stand up and briefly speak from their seat. Arguments should be clear, concise and not repetitive. Please speak to HB 77, not to other gun control proposals in Washington or other gun-related bills filed in New Mexico.
Click here to view a map of the area around the capitol. You can access a free parking garage behind the capitol -- it is bounded by Paseo de Peralta and Manhattan Avenue, Don Gaspar Avenue and South Capitol Street.
Also, continue contacting members of the House Judiciary Committee below in opposition to HB 77.
House Judiciary Committee:
Rep. Gail Chasey, Chair (D-ABQ)
Rep. Georgene Louis, Vice-Chair (D-ABQ)
Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon (D-Milan)
Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R-Carlsbad)
Rep. Zach Cook (R-Ruidoso)
Rep. Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe)
Rep. Kelly Fajardo (R-Belen)
Rep. Miguel Garcia (D-ABQ *sponsor of the measure*)
Rep. Nate Gentry (R-ABQ)
Rep. Emily Kane (D-ABQ)
Rep. Moe Maestas (D-ABQ)
Rep. Terry McMillan (R-Las Cruces)
Rep. Paul Pacheco (R-ABQ)
Rep. Bill Rehm (R-ABQ)
Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-ABQ)
Rep. Mimi Stewart (D-ABQ)