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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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Louisiana: Senate Passes Constitutional Carry - Take Action Now!

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Louisiana: Senate Passes Constitutional Carry - Take Action Now!

Today, the Senate passed Senate Bill 1, NRA backed constitutional carry legislation, on a 28-10 vote. The bill will next be considered in the House. Please contact your state representative and ask them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 1.

Ontario Latest Province to Snub Trudeau’s Gun Grab – “Ontario Should Not Be Spending Taxpayers’ Money Towards the Program”

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Ontario Latest Province to Snub Trudeau’s Gun Grab – “Ontario Should Not Be Spending Taxpayers’ Money Towards the Program”

The wheels are coming off the mandatory “assault weapon” gun ban and confiscation scheme that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched four years ago.

Hawaii Justices “Declare War” on U.S. Supreme Court, to the Cheers of Anti-Gun Media

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Hawaii Justices “Declare War” on U.S. Supreme Court, to the Cheers of Anti-Gun Media

In Hawaii, a man who was peacefully carrying a pistol for his own self-protection while on a nature hike was arrested and subject to felony prosecution under state laws that generally confine the possession of ...

Minnesota: "Assault Weapons" Ban Referred to the Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Minnesota: "Assault Weapons" Ban Referred to the Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy

On Monday, House File 3570 was referred to the House Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy and would ban so called “assault weapons” by expanding upon an existing statute used to define these firearms. The bill ...

Colorado: Semi-Auto Ban Introduced in General Assembly

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Colorado: Semi-Auto Ban Introduced in General Assembly

Anti-Gun extremist State Reps. Tim Hernandez (D-04) and Elisabeth Epps (D-06) introduced House Bill 24-1292, a bill banning the manufacturing, importing, purchasing, selling, offering to sell, or transferring ownership of so called “assault weapons”. 

South Carolina: Permitless Carry Passes the Senate, Waiting on Concurrence by the House

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

South Carolina: Permitless Carry Passes the Senate, Waiting on Concurrence by the House

Last week, South Carolina moved one step closer to becoming the 28th state to enact Permitless/Constitutional Carry! This effort has been years in the making, clearing a major hurdle by passing the Senate, which has been ...

Virginia: Mandatory Waiting Period and Other Anti-Gun Bills Headed to the Governor's Desk

Friday, February 23, 2024

Virginia: Mandatory Waiting Period and Other Anti-Gun Bills Headed to the Governor's Desk

Contact Governor Youngkin today and urge his veto!  Anti-gun extremists in the Virginia General Assembly have made diminishing your Second Amendment Rights a top priority this legislative session. This week a slew of gun control ...

Louisiana: House Committee to Hear Constitutional Carry Monday - Take Action Now!

Friday, February 23, 2024

Louisiana: House Committee to Hear Constitutional Carry Monday - Take Action Now!

Monday, February 26, at 10:00 AM, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee will hear Senate Bill 1, the NRA-backed constitutional carry legislation. SB 1 was passed by the Senate earlier this week with overwhelming support. Please contact committee members ...

2024 SESSION OF THE NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE COMES TO AN END

Thursday, February 15, 2024

2024 SESSION OF THE NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE COMES TO AN END

The New Mexico Legislature concluded its 30-day session on Thursday at noon.  Gun control dominated the discussion during what was supposed to be a "budget session". NRA-ILA was at the Roundhouse every single day, fighting extremist gun ...

New Hampshire: House Advances Critical Gun Owner Privacy Legislation

Friday, February 23, 2024

New Hampshire: House Advances Critical Gun Owner Privacy Legislation

On Thursday, February 22nd, the New Hampshire House of Representatives held floor votes on gun related bills.

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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.