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New Mexico: Governor Announces Push for Heinrich-Style Gun Ban in January

Friday, December 15, 2023

New Mexico: Governor Announces Push for Heinrich-Style Gun Ban in January

Interim Legislative Committee Endorses Gun Control for 2024 Session

Dear New Mexico Gun Owner:

While most of their constituents are busy preparing for the holiday season, Governor Gun Grab and progressive anti-gun lawmakers in Santa Fe have been hard at work on their gun control agenda for the New Year. 

This week, Lujan Grisham announced her intention to push a state-version of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich's unconstitutional GOSAFE gun and magazine ban during the upcoming legislative session that starts on January 16th. Also, the joint interim Courts, Corrections & Justice Committee endorsed a 14-day waiting period on all firearms purchases and a ban on carrying firearms within 100 feet of any polling place or ballot dropbox, giving both proposals momentum going into the 2024 session before any regular committee meetings are held where public testimony is actually taken on these issues.

Instead of getting serious about the out-of-control crime problem that plagues Albuquerque and other parts of the state, this governor engages in publicity stunts like her never-ending public health emergency gun carry prohibition and her embrace of a new gun and magazine ban with a clever acronym. Rather than debating policies that target violent offenders and reform the state's revolving-door criminal justice system, state lawmakers are discussing extreme proposals to restrict your Second Amendment right to purchase, own, and carry firearms.

Prefiling of legislation for the 30-day session in 2024 begins on January 2nd. The Legislature convenes on January 16th. Your NRA-ILA will be at the Roundhouse fighting to protect your rights, but gun owners will also need to be fully-engaged in the battle against the governor and radical progressive lawmakers' anti-gun agenda.

For NOW, here's what you can do to protect the Second Amendment in the Land of Enchantment:

  1. Forward at least FIVE family members, friends, and fellow gun owners this alert and urge them to sign up at www.nrailafrontlines.com to receive FREE email and text notifications from NRA-ILA on gun control legislation that will be debated during the 2024 legislative session. Help us get the word out to gun owners and Second Amendment supporters who are NOT currently receiving this critical information!
  2. Become a Frontlines Activist Leader (FAL) who NRA-ILA can call on to testify before legislative committees against gun control bills, in-person at the Roundhouse or remotely via zoom, when they are scheduled for public hearings. FALs may also be asked to submit letters to the editor or opinion pieces to their local news publications and to distribute legislative information at gun shows, competitive shoots, or similar events. Please email NRA-ILA Grassroots Field Coordinator Clay Kimberling ([email protected]) for more information on signing up to be an FAL.
  3. Contact your State Senators and State Representatives TODAY and urge them to OPPOSE bans on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, limits on magazine capacity, waiting periods on firearms purchases, and expansion of gun-free zones around poll locations.

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Massachusetts: Progressives Pass Radical Gun Control Bill

Friday, July 19, 2024

Massachusetts: Progressives Pass Radical Gun Control Bill

Progressive politicians in Massachusetts just passed one of the most extreme gun control bills in the country.

Trump’s Running Mate, JD Vance, is a True Second Amendment Champion

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Monday, July 22, 2024

Trump’s Running Mate, JD Vance, is a True Second Amendment Champion

Last week, Sen. JD Vance (R-OH), accepted the Republican party’s nomination for vice president at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, WI.

Third Circuit Affirms Denial of Preliminary Injunction in NRA-ILA-Supported Challenge to Delaware’s ban on “assault weapons” and “large-capacity magazines.”

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Third Circuit Affirms Denial of Preliminary Injunction in NRA-ILA-Supported Challenge to Delaware’s ban on “assault weapons” and “large-capacity magazines.”

On Monday, July 15, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction in Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association v. Delaware Department of Safety & Homeland Security, NRA-ILA’s lawsuit challenging ...

Appeals Court: 21+ Age Requirement for Carry Permits is Unconstitutional

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Monday, July 22, 2024

Appeals Court: 21+ Age Requirement for Carry Permits is Unconstitutional

In another Bruen-based invalidation of a gun law, a federal appeals court has struck a Minnesota law that prohibits 18 to 20-year-olds from being eligible for a carry permit, declaring the law to be invalid and ...

NRA Files Lawsuit Challenging ATF’s “Engaged in the Business” Rule

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Monday, July 22, 2024

NRA Files Lawsuit Challenging ATF’s “Engaged in the Business” Rule

The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) has filed a lawsuit challenging the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) “Engaged in the Business” Final Rule. The ATF’s Final Rule unlawfully redefines when a person ...

Massachusetts: Senate Passes Sweeping Gun Control Without Public Hearing

Friday, February 2, 2024

Massachusetts: Senate Passes Sweeping Gun Control Without Public Hearing

On Thursday, February 1st, the Senate passed S.2572 late in the night without the bill ever receiving a public hearing, ignoring the concerns of Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and second amendment advocates across the state. 

VA Tells Congressional Panel it “Could Not” and “Would Not” Comply with Pro-gun Legislation

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Monday, July 15, 2024

VA Tells Congressional Panel it “Could Not” and “Would Not” Comply with Pro-gun Legislation

Last Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs of the House Veterans Affairs Committee held a legislative hearing on a number of proposed bills that would change various procedures and standards for how the Department ...

New Hampshire: Critical Pro-Gun Privacy Bill Signed Into Law

Friday, July 12, 2024

New Hampshire: Critical Pro-Gun Privacy Bill Signed Into Law

On Friday, July 12th, Governor Chris Sununu (R-New Hampshire) signed HB 1186, "an act relative to firearm purchaser's privacy."

I Defend The 2nd: Ronnie Barrett

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Monday, July 22, 2024

I Defend The 2nd: Ronnie Barrett

The second installment of the NRA’s “I Defend the 2nd” campaign features Ronnie Barrett, founder of Barrett Firearms and designer of the Barrett M107 .50-cal sniper rifle. Mr. Barrett is also a longtime member of ...

NRA Scores Legal Victory Against ATF; “Pistol Brace Rule” Enjoined From Going Into Effect Against NRA Members

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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.