I’ve made it easy for you to contact your New Mexico legislative representatives and TELL THEM TO OPPOSE a ‘Sweeping Gun Control Measure In Santa Fe.’ Use the following links/resources to: 1) find your New Mexico state senator and house rep and contact them via email, phone, and/or snail-mail; 2) use sample letter text; and, 3) contact every member of the New Mexico House Judiciary Committee because they’re holding a public hearing Monday on the “Sweeping Gun Control Measure”:
I urge you to oppose House Bill 77 introduced by Representative Miguel Garcia (D-ABQ). I believe his legislation is a 1) direct threat to civilian gun rights and ownership as granted New Mexico citizens under ARTICLE II – BILL OF RIGHTS, Sec. 6. of the New Mexico Constitution; and, 2) a direct threat to civilian gun rights and ownership as granted American citizens under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
As I understand it, HB 77 would require good citizens to register their firearms with the state. When I think of requiring good citizens to be placed on “lists,” I think of what good people endured because of “lists” under Hitler and Stalin. Crazy people and thugs will not register their guns, so what is the purpose of requiring law-abiding citizens to do so? This scares me.
How can HB 77 require gun registration and regulate the private transfer of firearms between family members, friends and co-workers when the U.S. Constitution simply states that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed,” and the New Mexico Constitution simply states that “No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense… No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms?”
Please do all you can to prevent HB 77 from becoming law.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
New Mexico House Judiciary Committee To Hold Public Hearing This Monday On Sweeping Gun Control Measure In Santa Fe!
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)
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