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Bump Stock and Binary Trigger Ban to be Heard on Friday

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On Friday, February 3rd, HB72, the proposed ban on bump stocks, binary triggers, and anything else that “increases the rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm,” will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee. The committee will be meet starting at 1:30pm in room 309 (Zoom Link). This bill would make it a felony to possess a bump stock or binary trigger. But the language of the bill is so broad, it could make it a felony to own a rubber-band. The bill even includes a $1.5 million appropriation to “carry out the provisions of this act.” At the bottom of this email is the contact info for the members of the House Judiciary Committee.

Tomorrow, February 1st, SB44, the ban on carrying firearms within 100ft of a polling station while voting is taking place will be heard in the Senate Rules Committee. The ban would apply to both open and concealed carry. The meeting will be in room 321 at 9:00am (Zoom Link). The committee schedule was only released this evening.

Another bill we are watching was filed yesterday. HB238 would make it a felony to “discharge a firearm in a densely populated area.” However, the bill makes no provisions for indoor shooting ranges within cities, nor does it make any provisions for an act of self-defense. The bill does not define a “densely populated area.”

HB9, the gun owner liability bill, could be heard on the floor of the house any day now. Working with our partners at Better Together NM, we put together this easy tool to help you contact your state representative to tell them to OPPOSE HB9 – it takes less than a minute of your time.

House Judiciary Committee

Representative Christine Chandler – (D) 505-986-4411

Representative Andrea Romero – (D) 505-986-4243

Representative William “Bill” R. Rehm – (R) 505-986-4214

Representative Eliseo Lee Alcon – (D) 505-986-4416

Representative Gail Chasey – (D) 505-986-4777

Representative T. Ryan Lane – (R) RYAN@LANEFORLIBERTY.COM 505-986-4758

Representative Javier Martínez – (D) 505-986-4782

Representative Matthew McQueen – (D) 505-986-4423

Representative Greg Nibert – (R) 505-986-4211

Representative Andrea Reeb – (R) 505-986-4215

Representative Reena Szczepanski – (D) 505-986-4777

NMSSA Legislative Alert 1/30/23

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In two committee meetings today, two gun control measures advanced onwards. The House Judiciary Committee passed HB9, the firearm owner liability bill on a party-line vote of 7-4. The bill creates a new class of criminal charge in New Mexico where you could be criminally charged for the acts of a third-party. If any minor uses your firearm to threaten someone or hurt someone else or themselves, you would be charged criminally. If a third-party provides your firearm to a minor who uses it to commit a crime, you as the gun owner would still be charged criminally. The next stop for HB9 is the House Floor to be voted on by all members of the House. We urge you to contact your state representative now to tell them to vote NO on HB9.

In the Senate Health and Public Affairs Committee, SB116, the under-21 semiautomatic firearm and magazine ban, was passed on a 6-3 party-line vote. The bill bans anyone under 21 from purchasing or possessing any semiautomatic firearm. Those under the age of 21 who currently own a semiautomatic firearm would have to sell or transfer their gun by June 16th of this year, or they could be charged with a crime. The bill also bans them from owning or purchasing a magazine that holds more than 9 rounds, or a firearm with a fixed magazine that holds more than 9 rounds. The next stop for the bill is the Senate Judiciary Committee.

We are tracking numerous bills right now, and we will keep you apprised on what is happening in Santa Fe. HB9 could be voted on by the House this week, so please don’t hesitate to contact your state representative today.

Zac Fort


GOA: Our lawsuit to STOP the ATF’s pistol ban

The ATF just officially published Biden’s pistol ban in the federal register today.
MILLIONS of gun owners like YOU now have a 120-day “amnesty” period to send your personal information – including your address, your social security number, your FINGERPRINTS, and a photo of your firearm – to the ATF.
If you don’t comply with this unconstitutional action – and send in your private information or destroy your legally purchased firearm – you could face up to 10 years in jail and a $250,000 fine.
We’re not going to stand by and let unelected bureaucrats rip the Second Amendment to shreds by banning some 40,000,000 pistols with attached “stabilizing braces.”
Our attorneys are working on filing a lawsuit against the ATF to stop them from enforcing this unconstitutional pistol ban and collecting personal information about you and your firearms.
We plan to file as soon as possible. But we’re counting on your support to marshal the vital resources we need for the upcoming court battle.

Rocky Mountain Gun Show 1/28-29

January 28th- 29th, 2023. Rocky Mountain offers something for every adventurer, gun enthusiast, and hunter. Experience one of the largest gun shows in the beehive state. Thousands of fellow gun enthusiasts join to share our passion for gun rights and unique displayed products.

Rocky Mountain Gun Shows offers something for every outdoor adventurer, gun enthusiast, and hunter. Experience one of the largest gun shows in the New Mexico. Thousands of fellow gun enthusiasts join to share our passion for gun rights and unique displayed products.


Event Details and Running Times:

Saturday, January 28th, 9- 5 PM

Sunday, January 29th, 9- 4 PM


Revel Entertainment Center
4720 Alexander Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Assault Rifle and Magazine Ban Being Pushed in the NM House!

Possession of Your Rifle and Standard Capacity Magazines = FELON!

New Mexico Patriots, the fight has never been more important than right now!

The Anti-Gun Left is at it again! New Mexico HB 101 is an overt attack on your Second Amendment rights. Radical Leftist Representatives Andrea Romero and Rep. Linda Serrato are attempting to ban a multitude of rifles and pistols and make possession of any magazine which holds more than 10 rounds a felony. And if you are a felon, that means your gun rights are forfeited in all 50 states!

HB 101 not only criminalizes possession, but also bans the manufacture, sale, transfer, or gifting of any magazine that has a capacity of over 10 rounds, along with hundreds of rifles and pistols. 

Since criminals, by their very nature, ignore the laws, HB 101 is a direct attack on the law-abiding people of New Mexico.

Now is the time to call and email your representatives and tell them to oppose HB 101! Time is of the essence since this bill will be voted on this week. HB 101 must be stopped! Making the law-abiding gun owners of New Mexico felons will not deter crime, nor stop criminals from attacking citizens!

In Liberty,

Monte Bowen
Pacific Regional Director
Gun Owners of America
P.S. Send a message to your State Representative to oppose HB 101, a bill that would ban firearms and standard capacity magazines.

P.P.S. Please share this alert to your family and friends and urge them to Take Action.

Hunt forecasts for elk, deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn and turkey

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

Are you new to New Mexico’s draw process? Are you experienced but just want to maximize your odds for a successful draw and hunt? No matter where you stand, we are here to help draw your path to success!

This year the department will be presenting the “Drawing Your Path to Success” video and podcast series throughout the draw, in addition to special editions of the New Mexico Wildlife Monthly Update featuring hunt forecasts for the 2023-2024 season. The video and podcast series will start with an overview of how the draw works and things to consider for success. We will then feature pre-draw hunt forecasts, by species (deer, elk, bighorn, Barbary sheep, etc.), presented by wildlife managers to help you choose when and where to apply. Each episode will be in question and answer format and will be indexed to help you quickly find the answers you need. Have a question you want our experts to answer?  We will ask for your questions on our social media pages the week prior to each episode.

Follow us or keep an eye on our social media pages (FacebookInstagramTwitter and TikTok) and our website for schedules and ways to watch and listen.

All webinars will be hosted in English. If you prefer to communicate in Spanish and have questions or comments, email or call us at 1-888-248-6866.

Todos los seminarios web se realizarán en inglés. Si prefiere comunicarse en español y tiene preguntas o comentarios, envíe un correo electrónico a o llámenos al 1-888-248-6866.


2023-2024 Elk Hunting Forecast

New Mexico offers world-class elk hunting opportunities throughout the state and is considered a premier hunting destination. It is known for productive elk herds across diverse landscapes, and hunting access through both public-draw and private- landowner tags. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish offers many hunting opportunities on both public and private properties through rifle, muzzleloader or archery hunting options.

Learn more here.


2023-2024 Deer Hunting Forecast

Deer population growth is driven by adult doe and fawn survival. While adult doe survival is largely consistent across mule deer range, fawn survival varies by region and across years. The timing and amount of precipitation, coupled with habitat conditions, heavily influences fawn survival.

Learn more here.


2023-2024 Bighorn Sheep Hunting Forecast

Bighorn sheep hunting opportunities are highly coveted throughout North America. Bighorn sheep are not as widespread or abundant as the other big-game species because populations are often restricted to the most rugged habitats.

Learn more here.


2023-2024 Pronghorn Hunting Forecast

New Mexico offers world-class pronghorn hunting opportunities throughout the state and is considered a premier hunting destination with many trophy bucks harvested throughout the years. In 2021, the latest data available, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish sold 6,857 licenses resulting in 4,655 bucks and 282 does harvested.

Learn more here.


2023-2024 Turkey Hunting Forecast

Turkey populations appear to be entering a period of decline in New Mexico after several years of breeding-season drought. Turkey populations are highly influenced by precipitation and such a decline is anticipated given the drought; numbers respond quickly when the rains return.

Learn more here.

Game Commission to meet Jan. 27

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: 888-248-6866
Media contact, Darren Vaughan: 505-476-8027


Game Commission to meet Jan. 27

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will hold a virtual meeting starting at 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27. The full agenda, attendee information and additional information will be available on the Department of Game and Fish website.

If you are interested in participating in the meeting and providing comments, you are encouraged to pre-register to attend the meeting on the Zoom Webinar platform. Participants can attend the virtual meeting using a desktop computer, mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, or by telephone. In addition, there will be a live webcast on the Department’s website for those who wish to only view or listen to the meeting.

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 Ryan Darr at 505-476-8027 or Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible forms.

They want to take away your AR and magazines and make you a felon!

Hate to keep banging the same drum, but this nonsense has to end.  Here is another mailing from the NMSSA which you should join!

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The 2023 New Mexico Legislative Session officially started today, and the Governor wasted no time in going after our rights. In her State of the State Speech, Lujan Grisham spoke of three anti-gun proposals. First, she endorsed a ban on semiautomatic rifles. The bill that has been filed so far would ban possession of the rifles by civilians all together. Second, she wanted to see legislation to make it easier to sue firearms manufacturers in New Mexico. This is in direct contradiction to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) which has been upheld many times in court before. Third, she somewhat quixotically wanted to close the “straw purchase” loophole in state law. Straw purchases, as defined in Federal Law, are already a crime, so we will watch this closely to see what comes out of it.

Here is a quick summary of the bills that have been introduced thus far.

HB9 would increase penalties for gun owners if their gun was accessed by a minor and someone was injured.

HB50 would make it a felony to possess a magazine that holds more than 9 rounds.

HB72 would make it felony to possess a bump stock, binary trigger, or anything else that “increased the rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm.”

HB100 would put into place a 14 day waiting period for firearm purchases from a FFL.

HB101 would make it a felony to possess a semiautomatic rifle, some semiautomatic pistols and shotguns as well as a magazine that holds more than 9 rounds.

We are still expecting more bills to be filed. This is the most consequential session for gun owners in the history of our state. The bills that have been filed would require you to surrender your guns, magazines and accessories to the state, destroy them or face potential jail time.

We need every gun owner in the state to get involved. Working with our partners at Better Together NM, we put together this form that easily enables you to email your state representative and senator and tell them to oppose these five bills.

Yes, they are coming for your guns

New Mexico Shooting Sports Association - NRA Sanctioned Organization

We have always known anti-gun politicians in New Mexico wanted to take away our firearms, that has been their goal all along with every bill introduced and law passed, but today they took a giant step forward. In HB101, which was filed today by Representative Andrea Romero, if you own a semi-automatic rifle you would have to destroy it or surrender it to the state by July 1 of this year or you would be committing a felony. The bill also makes it a felony to own a magazine that holds more than 9 rounds.

Their agenda is explicit, they want to take away your firearms. If this seems like hyperbole, please take the time to read the text of the bill linked in this email.

We encourage everyone to take the time now to contact your state representative and senator. Tell them you are opposed to HB9, HB50, HB72 and HB101.



More Anti-Gun Bills Filed for the 2023 Session

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The 2023 New Mexico Legislative Session is just days away from getting started, and the anti-gun bills are pouring in. Today, HB72 was filed by Representative Caballero and Senator Lopez. The bill appears to be an attempt to target “bump stocks,” but owning any firearm accessory “designed or functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm” would constitute a felony. A Federal Appeals Court just ruled 13-3 against the ATF attempt to ban bump stocks.

Yesterday, HB9 was filled by Representatives Hendon and Caballero. The bills seeks to target gun owners with additional liability if a minor commits a crime with their gun.

These bills are in addition to HB50, which gun YouTuber Colion Noir covered in a video today. That bill would make it a felony to own a magazine that holds more than 9 rounds which would apply to most firearms with a detachable magazine.

We now have several bills we are tracking, and we are just getting started. We are expecting to up to a dozen or more anti-gun bills to be filed this session. NMSSA will keep you appraised as to what is happening, but we need your help to get the word out. Please take the time to forward this email to your contacts who support our rights. HB50 would potentially turn the majority of gun owners in New Mexico into felons if it passes in its current state. We can’t let that happen, so we need every gun owner in this state to know what is happening and speak out about it.

Zac Fort