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Knife Attack At Police Headquarters in Paris Leaves 4 Dead

OK, this isn’t a New Mexico story, or even directly related.  I couldn’t help posting this after seeing just how idiotic gun control is, or in this case, knife control.  An employee of the PD was able to kill 4 others right at the PD with a KNIFE.   When four members of the PD aren’t even able to protect themselves against a knife wielder, what about a person with a gun.

We think gun control is idiotic, in France you can’t carry a knife without a professional reason!!!!

Four people are dead following a knife attack Thursday at the police headquarters in Paris, France.

The victims include three police officers and an administrative worker, NBC News is reporting.

Authorities believe the perpetrator of the attack was a 45-year-old IT employee for the department, who worked there for approximately 16 years.

Responding officers eventually shot and killed the attacker before he could wound or kill more people. No motive has been established as of yet.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo mourned the loss on Twitter, writing, “Paris cries for its own this afternoon after this terrible attack at the @prefpolice. Heavy casualties, several police officers lost their lives. On my behalf and that of Parisians, my first thoughts go to the families of the victims and their loved ones.”

She added, “During the Paris Council, we will pay tribute to the victims and will salute the unfailing commitment of police forces serving the security of Parisians. We know what we owe them.”

France prohibits one from carrying a knife on their person unless its “for good reason,” meaning it’s directly related to their profession, according to Wikipedia. Police also have full power to declare any knife a prohibited item and subsequently confiscate it.

Sandia Gun Club Smallbore Rifle Match

Sandia Gun Club

Sandia Gun Club

Do you think you shoot well?  Have you competed in competition with others?  How about coming out this weekend and join the Sandia Gun Club at their match!

This Saturday, Albuquerque Shooting Park at 9 AM

Did you get yours?

Fear & Loading: Gun Sales—Up Nearly 16 Points in August

National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figures from August indicate firearm sales were up nearly 16 percent in August when compared to the same period in 2018. “Likely single handgun sales (632,415) increased year-over-year by 19.5% while single long-gun sales (430,838) increased year over-year by 7.7%. All other likely background check-related sales (97,294) increased year-over-year by 33.3%,” Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF) wrote in a Sept. 14 press release.

The increase comes on the heels of modest gains posted in JulyJune and May, although SAAF Chief Economist Jurgen Brauer warns it’s still too early to predict whether this year’s total will beat 2018’s numbers. “After sluggish winter, spring, and early summer sales, August sales jumped up to a considerable extent,” he said. “Year-to-date sales still are running about 200,000 units below those of 2018 (8.6 million vs 8.8 million). As the industry enters its crucial fall and year-end holiday season, unit sales will rise but whether last year’s totals will be exceeded remains to be seen, of course.”

The number of NICS checks processed by the FBI in August was 2,366,824, nearly 300,000 greater than last year’s 2,073,296 for the month. The figure set a new all-time high for the reporting period.

Raw NICS figures or even a percentage thereof can be wildly misleading when attempting to gauge firearm sales. Concealed carry background checks conducted through the system last month in Kentucky alone added to the total by more than 300,000.

Hasty calculations recommended elsewhere that are based on a percentage of raw numbers can be significantly off—in the past four months by as much as nearly 9 percent, or short 189,000 guns. In August, SAAF estimates 1,160,547 of the NICS checks reflected a new gun purchase. That converts to a little more than 49 percent. Conversely, in May the 2,349,309 records processed by the FBI included 957,547 firearm sales, according to the organization. That comes in significantly lower, at roughly 41 percent.

City of Albuquerque Passes New Anti-Gun Ordinances

Albuquerque City Council passed three new city ordinances that directly effect you as a gun owner, concealed carry permit holder, and your friends and family. These ordinances are for the City of Albuquerque, and go into effect five days after publication by title and general summary.

Ordinance 0-19-82

Adding A New Section To Chapter 12, Article 2 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque Relating To Responsible Firearm Storage (Davis)

Link to Ordinance

Ordinance 0-19-83

New Section “31” To Chapter 12, Article 2 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque To Prohibiting Firearms At City Facilities (Davis, Benton, Gibson)

Link to Ordinance

Ordinance 0-19-84

Chapter Twelve, Article Two, Section Twenty-Nine Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque Offenses Relating To Public Order And Safety Within The Criminal Code Of Albuquerque To Proscribe Criminal Threats Of Mass Violence (Davis)

Link to Ordinance

Who voted for Davis, who voted for these people, did you talk to your friends and neighbors about these people?  

National Hunting & Fishing Day 2019

September 28, 2019

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 28, as the state celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, Sept. 28, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

For information about where to fish and what to use, consult the department’s weekly fishing and stocking report. Maps of public fishing waters, lists of where to find family-friendly fishing and tips on how to fish also can be found on the department website.

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Now wait a minute, isn’t it called “hunting and fishing day”?  I see you can catch a fish, but what about getting a deer?

Outrageous!

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Outrageous” – Rep. Daymon Ely (D)
In an article by the Santa Fe New Mexican, State Representative Daymon Ely said that it is outrageous for the Sheriffs not to enforce a law. What’s outrageous is for Santa Fe politicians, bought and paid for by special interest groups, to pass dangerous and unconstitutional laws. 

The Sheriffs pointed out the flaws in the Red Flag bill proposed last year and likely to return in 2020. But the Governor and her allies didn’t like that. The Sheriffs swore an oath to uphold the Constitutions of the United State and of New Mexico, but so did the legislators in Santa Fe.

What’s the difference between the Roundhouse Radicals and the Sheriffs? 

Well, the Santa Fe legislators have taken thousands from the anti-gun lobby. The Sheriffs have boldly stood for our rights and against the dangerous overreach of the Roundhouse.

Thank you,
Zac Fort

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National Geographic Endangered Species by State – Mexican Wolf

NEW MEXICO

MEXICAN WOLF

Canis lupus baileyi

PHOTOGRAPH BY JOEL SARTORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO ARK

This small wolf is a subspecies of gray wolf, native to New Mexico, Arizona, and northwest Mexico. Once numbering in the thousands, Mexican wolves were nearly extinct by the 1970s. The U.S. and Mexican governments then collaborated to capture a handful of remaining wild wolves and start a captive breeding and release program to prevent extinction. The program worked: About 100 wolves now live in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona, though poaching remains a threat to the fragile population.

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I am hoping that those of you who enjoy your wolf and coyote hunts are able to distinguish the Mexican Wolf from the others and can avoid shooting them.  As conscientious hunters and stewards of the land, we need to let this species thrive.

Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show Discount

This is my favorite gun show held in the area.  Kim and Monty that run this show are wonderful people and they take care of their vendors and attendees.  If you are active military, bring your ID and get $3 off admission.  If you are an NRA member, show your member card and save a $1, or print the flyer below and use it to save a $1.

Albuquerque’s Dangerous Overreach!

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The Albuquerque City Council is reacting to recent events by issuing a blanket endorsement and support for gun control. With no real ability to change gun policy, the City of Albuquerque is taking it upon themselves to use precious time to issue a “non-binding” resolution.
To stop them from adding momentum to the anti-gunners’ efforts to limit our rights, we need to stop this legislation. Here are the actions you can take to help stop this dangerous overreach:

Step One: Call the Albuquerque City Councilors and tell them to vote NO on R-179!

District One:       Ken Sanchez       (505) 768-3183
District Two:       Isaac Benton       (505) 768-3186
District Three:    Klarissa Pena      (505) 768-3127
District Four:      Brad Winter        (505) 768-3101
District Five:       Cynthia Borrego (505) 768-3189
District Six:         Pat Davis             (505) 768-3152
District Seven:    Diane Gibson      (505) 768-3136
District Eight:     Trudy Jones         (505) 768-3106
District Nine:      Don Harris          (505) 768-3123

Step Two: Attend the Albuquerque City Council meeting when R-179 will be heard.

Monday, August 19th at 5:00 PM
Vincent E. Griego Chambers – Basement
Albuquerque/Bernalillo Government Building
1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

We are going to continue seeing these knee-jerk reactions, but we cannot let them win. Stand with NMSSA and for our Second Amendment rights by taking action today!

Onward,
Zac Fort
President, NMSSA