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Billionaire Bloomberg Pulling Out All the Stops to Pass ANY Kind of Gun Control in New Mexico!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Billionaire Bloomberg Pulling Out All the Stops to Pass ANY Kind of Gun Control in New Mexico!

Over a week ago, the New Mexico House referred House Bill 50 back to the House Judiciary Committee for "more work" because it did not have the votes to pass on the House floor.  But we warned you that this legislation is NOT dead!  

Now we have learned that New York City billionaire Michael Bloomberg has dipped into his deep pockets to pay for calls to be patched in to lawmakers in support of so-called "expanded background checks" -- mostly from unsuspecting members of the public who are not being told the truth about his real goal of restricting your ability to sell or transfer your privately-owned firearms.  Bloomberg and the national gun control organizations he funds, Everytown for Gun Safety & Moms Demand Action, are hoping to lay the groundwork for yet another watered-down version of HB 50 to come back before the House.  With proponents of HB 50 outnumbering opponents on the House Judiciary Committee, it can be re-written, passed out of committee again, and brought back to the House floor for consideration at any time -- on very short notice! 

Urge your State Representative to oppose any and all versions of HB 50 that come before them, no matter how watered-down they might be.  Because the original version of this bill is what Bloomberg ultimately wants to pass, and we cannot afford to let him get a foothold in the Land of Enchantment. 

As we enter the last three weeks of the legislative session, it will be critical that you keep an eye out for alerts on HB 50, SB 48 or any other gun control bill that Bloomberg-backed lawmakers and lobbyists try to sneak through.  He did not spend a quarter of a million dollars trying to influence New Mexico elections and the Legislature to come away empty-handed!

For more information and background on HB 50 and SB 48, please click here.

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Rep. Rob Bishop Introduces the "Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act"

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Rep. Rob Bishop Introduces the "Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act"

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Concealed Carrying Hits New High, Underscores Need for National Law

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Legislation Reintroduced to Permanently Dismantle Obama-Era Enforcement Abuse

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Legislation Reintroduced to Permanently Dismantle Obama-Era Enforcement Abuse

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Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers

The House Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 1657 by a 7-6 vote.

New Zealand Police Mislead Current and Prospective Gun Owners

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

New Zealand Police Mislead Current and Prospective Gun Owners

Back in April, NRA-ILA alerted readers to the results of the New Zealand Parliament Law and Order Committee’s “Inquiry into issues relating to the illegal possession of firearms in New Zealand,” which proposed that a ...

Nevada: Governor Sandoval Signs AB 118!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nevada: Governor Sandoval Signs AB 118!

Today, May 22, Governor Brian Sandoval signed important pro-gun legislation, Assembly Bill 118, into law.  AB 118, sponsored by Assemblyman Skip Daly, will allow members of the military and those who have received an honorable ...

Public Health Researchers Use Common Gun Control Tactic to Mislead on “Children” and Guns

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Public Health Researchers Use Common Gun Control Tactic to Mislead on “Children” and Guns

It is one of the most well-worn tactics of those who advocate for gun control. Step one, acquire statistics on firearms injuries among children ages 0-14. Step two, combine these relatively low numbers with the ...

Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

The Supreme Court of North Dakota confirmed this week that simply possessing a handgun while on one’s own private property cannot support a finding of "disorderly conduct" under the state’s disorderly conduct restraining order law. ...

Abbott Signs Senate Bill 16, Bringing Texas License To Carry Fees Down to Among Lowest in Nation

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Abbott Signs Senate Bill 16, Bringing Texas License To Carry Fees Down to Among Lowest in Nation

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for signing into law NRA-backed legislation that will make license to carry fees in Texas among the lowest in the ...

South Carolina: Governor McMaster Signs Pro-Gun Bill

Monday, May 22, 2017

South Carolina: Governor McMaster Signs Pro-Gun Bill

Last Friday, May 19, Governor Henry McMaster (R) signed H. 3429 into law.  This bill went into effect upon the Governor’s approval.

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