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Victory in Court Today! TRO Granted

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Today in Federal Court in Albuquerque, the Federal Judge presiding over our case granted us a Temporary Restraining Order against the Governor’s unconstitutional order banning the carrying of firearms in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. The order is effective today as of 2:55pm.

This was a win today, but the case is far from over. The next hearing will be held on October 3rd. Our attorneys did an excellent job representing our members, and all New Mexicans in court today. Their performance is exactly why we partnered with them.

We will continue this fight, but we need your support too. Please continue to support NMSSA, Firearms Policy Coalition, and Second Amendment Foundation.

New Mexico governor issues order to suspend open and concealed carry of guns in Albuquerque

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an emergency order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque and the surrounding county for at least 30 days in response to a spate of gun violence.

The Democratic governor said she expects legal challenges but was compelled to act in response to gun deaths, including the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old boy outside a minor league baseball stadium this week.

The firearms suspension, classified as an emergency public health order, applies to open and concealed carry in most public place, from city sidewalks to urban recreational parks.

The restriction is tied to a threshold for violent crime rates currently only met by the Albuquerque area. Police and licensed security guards are exempt from the temporary ban.

Violators could face civil penalties and a fine of up to $5,000, gubernatorial spokeswoman Caroline Sweeney said. The governor wants the order enforced by Albuquerque police, county sheriff’s deputies and state police.

Under the order, residents still can transport guns to some private locations, such as a gun range or gun store, provided the firearm has a trigger lock or some other container or mechanism making it impossible to discharge.

Lujan Grisham acknowledged not all law enforcement officials were on board with her decision.

“I welcome the debate and fight about how to make New Mexicans safer,” she said at a news conference, flanked by law enforcement officials, including the district attorney for the Albuquerque area.

Bernalillo County Sheriff John Allen said in a statement late Friday that he has reservations about the order but is ready to cooperate to tackle gun violence.

“While I understand and appreciate the urgency, the temporary ban challenges the foundation of our constitution, which I swore an oath to uphold,” Allen said. “I am wary of placing my deputies in positions that could lead to civil liability conflicts, as well as the potential risks posed by prohibiting law-abiding citizens from their constitutional right to self-defense.”

Lujan Grisham referenced several recent shootings in Albuquerque in issuing the order. Among them was a suspected road rage shooting Wednesday outside a minor league baseball stadium that killed 11-year-old Froyland Villegas and critically wounded a woman as their vehicle was peppered with bullets while people left the game.

Last month, 5-year-old Galilea Samaniego was fatally shot while asleep in a motor home. Four teens entered the mobile home community in two stolen vehicles early on Aug. 13 and opened fire on the trailer, according to police. The girl was struck in the head and later died at a hospital.

The governor also cited an August shooting death in Taos County of 13-year-old Amber Archuleta. A 14-year-old boy shot and killed the girl with his father’s gun while they were at his home, authorities said.

“When New Mexicans are afraid to be in crowds, to take their kids to school, to leave a baseball game — when their very right to exist is threatened by the prospect of violence at every turn — something is very wrong,” Lujan Grisham said in a statement.

The top-ranked Republican in the state Senate swiftly denounced the governor’s actions Friday to restrict guns as a way to stem violent crime.

“A child is murdered, the perpetrator is still on the loose, and what does the governor do? She … targets law-abiding citizens with an unconstitutional gun order,” Sen. Greg Baca of Belen said.

Miranda Viscoli, co-president of New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, applauded the governor’s order as a courageous and necessary step to curbing gun violence, even if the measure’s legal fate is uncertain.

“If it saves one life, then it’s worth doing,” Viscoli said.

Since 2019, Lujan Grisham has signed a raft of legislation restricting access to guns, including a 2020 “red flag” law allowing police or sheriff’s deputies to ask a court to temporarily remove guns from people who might hurt themselves or others, an extension of background-check requirements to nearly all private gun sales.

She also signed a ban on firearms possession for people under permanent protective orders for domestic violence.

Friday’s order directs state regulators to conduct monthly inspections of firearms dealers statewide to ensure compliance with gun laws.

The state Department of Health will compile a report on gunshot victims at New Mexico hospitals that includes age, race, gender and ethnicity, along with the brand and caliber of firearm involved and other general circumstances.

Friends of the NRA – Las Cruces 9/23/23

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Friends Of NRA Grants New Mexico Cibola 8/19

August 19th Saturday 3 DAYS From NOW we will be having our annual Friends of NRA Event @
Knights of Columbus
1601 Roosevelt Ave
Grants, NM 87020
There are only 3 Days left to buy tickets and Locked & Loaded cards for the event. I hope you can make it and support the shooting sports. 
If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call. I wanted to personally invite you to attend. 
Best Regards, 
Friends Of NRA Chairman Cibola (Grants) New Mexico 
Damon A. Landschoot
(505) 610-0723

Enhancement hunts help fund conservation in New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: 505-476-8000;
Media contact, Darren Vaughan: 505-476-8027;


Enhancement hunts help fund conservation in New Mexico

Auction Elk

New Mexico?–? According to statutory provisions, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish offer special enhancement hunting permits through raffles and auctions yearly. All proceeds from enhancement hunt permits are used solely for habitat enhancement, conservation, research and management projects in New Mexico. These raffles and auctions raised more than $1.7 million for conservation in 2023.   

“Our robust conservation efforts will keep the Land of Enchantment beautiful for decades to come,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “The work we do with our non-profit wildlife conservation partners is critical to our efforts to support future research, conservation and management projects.”  

The Department works with non-profit organizations dedicated to wildlife conservation to carry out these auctions and raffles. The partner organizations this year included Ducks Unlimited, the Mule Deer Foundation, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and the Wild Sheep Foundation. 

“The Department thanks all of our non-profit partners for assisting with this year’s auctions and raffles,” said Director Mike Sloane. “We look forward to investing funds earned from these enhancement hunts into the conservation of wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of current and future generations of New Mexicans.”   

Game Commission to meet July 21

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: 505-476-8000,
Media contact, Darren Vaughan: 505-476-8027,


Game Commission to meet July 21

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will hold a meeting at 9 a.m., Friday, May 21, 2023, in the Hunter Education Classroom at the NMDGF Northwest Area Office; 7816 Alamo Rd. NW; Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120. The full agenda, location details, attendee information and general information will be available on the Department of Game and Fish website.

If you are interested in participating and providing comments, but cannot attend the meeting in person, you are encouraged to pre-register to attend the meeting on the Zoom Webinar platform. In addition, there will be a live webcast on the Department’s website. Webcast participants can listen to the meeting using a desktop computer or mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

If you are an individual with a disability who needs a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Darren Vaughan at 505-476-8027 or Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible forms.

Bear and Cougar Rule topic of public meetings

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Bear and Cougar Rule (19.31.11 NMAC), which opened at the State Game Commission meeting on April 28, 2023. 

For bear, the Department is seeking input on harvest limits, zone boundaries and season start dates. Additionally, the Department is proposing increasing the number of draw permits for some fall hunts and allowing deer or elk hunters who draw wildlife management area hunts to harvest a bear or cougar during their hunt if the zone is open and they possess a bear and/or cougar license.  

For cougar, the Department is seeking input on adjusting harvest limits in Cougar Management Zones based on recent research.  

The Department is also seeking input on changing zone closure requirements when closing a zone based on the female harvest limit such that zones close when the female harvest limit is reached. 

To gather public comments, four in-person public meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and locations: 

  • July 17, 2023: Raton, 6-7:30 p.m.
    • 215 York Canyon Road, Raton, NM
  • July 18, 2023: Albuquerque, 6-7:30 p.m.
    • 7816 Alamo Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM
  • July 19, 2023: Las Cruces, 6-7:30 p.m.
    • 2715 Northrise Drive, Las Cruces, NM
  • July 20, 2023: Roswell, 6-7:30 p.m.
    • 1615 West College Boulevard, Roswell, NM

Comments on the proposed changes can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Bear and Cougar Rule Development, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507; by email,, or in person at one of the meetings listed above. 

Governor’s Special Hunt Auction Online

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

New Mexico – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, pursuant to 2007 legislation, has authorized the auctioning of eight big-game hunts to benefit the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF). NMDGF has partnered with New Mexico Ducks Unlimited (DU) to offer the New Mexico Governor’s Special Hunt Auction 2023 Online. Funds from the public auction support the Game Protection Fund and are used solely for NMDGF mission-related projects and programs.

The eight packages offered this year are up for auction now and will close on June 30 at 8 p.m. The hunts this year include:

  • Exotics Hunt Package including an either-sex oryx license and either-sex barbary sheep license.
  • Coues deer license in Game Management Units (GMUs) 23, 24, 26, or 27.
  • Elk license in GMUs 34 or 36.
  • Elk license in GMUs 16 A-E.
  • Elk license in GMU 55A Valle Vidal.
  • Mule deer license in GMU 2.
  • Mule deer license in GMU 4 or 5.
  • Pronghorn antelope license in any open GMU.

Distinct from the Enhancement Licenses, each authorization auctioned must correlate to an existing hunt code. The bidder must follow all rules, regulations and restrictions associated with the hunt code selected. These hunts allow the choice of an additional five consecutive days, before or after an existing hunt code’s established dates, to extend the length of the hunt. For a list of hunt codes, season dates and weapon choices, as well as all rules and regulations for big game hunts, please visit: and click on 2023-2024 Hunting Rules and Information Booklet.

DU is the world’s leader in wetland and waterfowl conservation. DU has conserved more than 5,000 acres of habitat across the state of New Mexico. These conservation projects continue to benefit multiple species of waterfowl and other wildlife. To learn more about Ducks Unlimited, please visit

Register to bid on any of these hunts and other great items offered by DU by visiting: Hunt Auction 2023 Online.

Governor Grisham Doubles Down on Dumb

I guess when she isn’t sexually attacking her aides, she thinks taking away your 2A rights is tops of her agenda.  She lists her accomplishments which anyone else would see as anti-Consititution, but what does she care.  Colin is right on for calling this idiot out.

Friends of NRA – Carlsbad 7/15/23

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