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Valencia Gun Show

H2 Academic Solutions Scholarship Fund is hosting a Gun Show on April 28th from 9 am – 5 pm at 19513 NM-314, Belen, NM 87002.

The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to youth, pre-k through 12th, in need of tutoring.

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APR 13TH – APR 14TH, 2019

AUG 17TH – AUG 18TH, 2019
DEC 14TH – DEC 15TH, 2019
300 San Pedro NE
Lujan Bldgs A & B
Albuquerque NM 87108

Open to the Public

Sat 9am-5pmSun 9am-4pm

$7 adults, under 12 FREE
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$3 off Military w/ID
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Our Sheriffs are Under Attack

New Mexico Shooting Sports Association - NRA Sanction Organization

In the last two weeks we have seen an unprecedented attack on our Constitutional Sheriffs across the state – from Governor Lujan Grisham and Attorney General Hector Balderas. They are telling the Sheriffs to back down and stop pursuing their fight to protect the Second Amendment. What do you think?

New Mexico Shooting Sports Association sees it as a clear violation of the Sheriff’s ability to carry out their oath to protect the U.S. and New Mexico Constitutions. We stand with our law enforcement leaders and thank them for protecting our rights.

For too long out-of-state special interests and New York Billionaires have been pushing their agenda on New Mexico. In the last legislative session, we stood up and said – “NO”. We will not acquiesce, but we need your support to help prepare for the next fight:

Step One: Join NMSSA and help us fight back, stand with the Sheriffs, and continue protecting the Second Amendment from Bloomberg and Company. >>Join by Clicking Here<<

Step Two: Register for the Annual Membership Meeting being held on May 18th, 2019 at Founders Ranch. There we will get an in-depth update from NRA-ILA, the Sheriffs, and determine the future of NMSSA. >>Register Here<<

Step Three: Register to join us for the first annual Freedom Coalition Dinner where we will honor the Sheriffs and say thank you, but also come together as patriots to support NMSSA. >>Register Here<<

If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting or the Freedom Coalition Dinner, we ask that you invest $25, $50, $100, or more today to support the cause and help us prepare for 2020.

We are committed to the fight, to our Sheriffs, and to the future of the Second Amendment in New Mexico. Are you? Join us and make the difference.

Zac Fort, President
New Mexico Shooting Sports Association

2019-2020 Fishing and Hunting Fishing Licenses On Sale Now

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866

2019-2020 fishing and hunting fishing licenses on sale now

SANTA FE – Sales of “over-the-counter” fishing and game hunting licenses for the 2019-2020 license year is now open, giving anglers and hunters an opportunity to have licenses in-hand when the new license year begins April 1.

Anglers will need a 2019-2020 fishing license beginning April 1. The first hunting seasons of 2019 will be for spring turkeys. Those seasons are April 12-14 for youth-only hunts and April 15 for everyone.

If you purchased a game hunting or game hunting and fishing license through the 2019-2020 draw application, it is now available in your account under my purchases.

More information about license fees, required stamps, season dates and other rules is available at or toll-free, (888) 248-6866.

Gun Control Bill Moves to Governor’s Desk

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Last Thursday, March 14, the New Mexico House passed SB 328, sending it to the desk of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. This bill goes beyond federal law by removing certain individuals’ Second Amendment rights. It broadens the scope of misdemeanor offenses, prohibiting individuals of the possession, purchase, and ownership of firearms. Click the take action link below to contact the Governor and strongly urge her to veto SB 328.

If you would like to find out more about what’s happening in New Mexico and would like to become involved in our Grassroots efforts, contact me at or call (703) 943-6566.

Yours in freedom,

Amanda Sanders

NRA-ILA Grassroots Field Coordinator
(703) 943-6566

Donate part of your state tax refund to help wildlife

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027

Donate part of your state tax refund to help wildlife

SANTA FE – Want to help wildlife in need of conservation? It’s as easy as filling out a line on your state tax return to donate some of your tax refund to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Share with Wildlife program.

Since its inception in 1981, the Share with Wildlife program has funded many projects and organizations. A long-term recipient of funds is the New Mexico Wildlife Center, a nonprofit in Española where sick and injured animals receive veterinary care, treatment and rehabilitation before being released back into the wild.

The program also funds research, especially on species lacking information needed in order for species conservation and management efforts to proceed. Focal species for 2019 include the Bendire’s thrasher, an elusive bird found in the southwestern corner of the state, and the Peñasco least chipmunk, which is found only in mountain ranges in southeastern New Mexico.

“People who contribute to the Share with Wildlife program make all these wildlife projects possible,” said Ginny Seamster, the department’s Share with Wildlife program coordinator. Donations to the program are matched by federal dollars to maximize the support for wildlife. More than $1.7 million has gone to research, habitat enhancement, education and rehabilitation projects in the past 10 years. All donations fund projects, not program administration.

The program is reliant upon donations, especially through tax refund contributions. To donate part of your state tax refund just fill out line 2 of PIT-D, the voluntary contributions schedule. Visit the state Taxation and Revenue Department at for tax forms and instructions.

Donations also can be made directly to the program or by purchasing a Share with Wildlife license plate from the Motor Vehicle Division. Please visit the department’s website at for more information or contact Seamster at (505) 476-8111 or

URGENT: “Red Flag” Heads to Senate Floor

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We came close to defeating “Universal Background Checks” in the State Senate and now “Red Flag” is heading to the Senate floor. This is our chance to defeat House Bill 83 and send Michael Bloomberg a message: New Mexico doesn’t want your NYC style gun control.

What is House BIll 83? 
“Extreme risk firearm protection order or “red flag” legislation sponsored by Representative Daymon Ely, would authorize the seizure of firearms and ammunition from individuals without due process. Unchallenged statements made by a petitioner before a judge, alleging that someone is a danger to themselves or others in an ex parte proceeding — prior to any formal court hearing at which the respondent can be represented by counsel and present counter evidence — would be sufficient for law enforcement to enter that person’s home and confiscate their private property.” – NRA-ILA 

Call and email your senators – starting today and don’t stop until 12:00 PM Saturday. Find your Senator here: 

Zac Fort
New Mexico Shooting Sports Association


Last Chance to Contact Lawmakers in Opposition of SB 8

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The New Mexico House could hold the final vote on SB 8 as early as tonight! This bill would criminalize almost all private sales of firearms, would force gun owners to pay fees, and force them to obtain government approval before making these private firearms sales. This is your last chance to contact your lawmakers and make your opposition known, before this bill heads to the Governor’s desk. Click on the take action button below to contact your state Representative and strongly urge them to oppose SB 8 when it comes up for a vote.

Stand up and shout “Our Rights Shall not be Infringed!” Contact your lawmakers now! If you have questions about what is happening in New Mexico and would like to become involved in our Grassroots efforts, contact me at or call (703) 943-6566.

Yours in freedom,

Amanda Sanders

NRA-ILA Grassroots Field Coordinator
(703) 943-6566

14 Counties Adopt 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Resolution

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — As gun laws make their way through the state Legislature, 14 county commissions around the state — including those from Sandoval and Valencia Counties — have passed resolutions declaring their county to be a “second amendment sanctuary county.”

The sanctuary resolution says a commission supports its sheriff in any decisions not to enforce unconstitutional laws and not to use any county resources to enforce laws that infringe on the right to bear arms.

It is likely to be passed in even more counties at meetings in the coming weeks.

For the full story, go to the Journal, Click Here

Attention Residents of Sandoval County

There will be a resolution proposed on Thursday February 21st at the Sandoval County Commission Chambers at 6pm for Sandoval County to become a sanctuary county.  The address for those who can attend is 1500 Idalia Rd. Rio Rancho, NM-Building D.  Please email or call your respective commissioner to politely express your support of the resolution.  The resolution can be found on their website at  along with emails for the commissioners.
The resolution that is being proposed is for 2nd Amendment Sanctuary status for Sandoval County.  The “sanctuary” wording is misleading to some members so here is the actual resolution.
SANDOVAL COUNTY Resolution No. 2-21-19.9


WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners met in a regular duly noticed meeting onFebruary 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the Sandoval County 1500 Idalia Road, Building D., Bernalillo, New Mexico; and,

WHEREAS, NMSA 1978, Section 4-37-1 (1995) provides that Counties have the power to,“provide for the safety, preserve the health, promote the prosperity and improve the morals, order, comfort and convenience of any county or its inhabitants”; and,

WHEREAS, NMSA, 1978, Section 4-38-18 (1976) provides that a Board of County Commissioner has the duty and authority “[t]o represent the county and have the care of the county property and the management of the interest of the county in all cases where no other provision is made by law; and,

WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, protects the inalienable and individual right of the people to keep and bear arms; and,

WHEREAS, the Supreme Court in the District of Columbia v. Heller, decision affirmed

; and,

WHEREAS, the Supreme Court in

WHEREAS, the Supreme Court, in United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939), opined that firearms that are part of ordinary military equipment, or with use that could contribute to the common defense are protected by the Second Amendment; and,

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board to declare its support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and the New Mexico Constitution protecting citizens’ inalienable andindividual right to keep and bear arms; and, 554 U.S. 570 (200)  an individual’s right to possess firearms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010), affirmed that the right of an individual to “keep and bear arms,” as protected under the Second Amendment,

is incorporated by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment against the states; and,WHEREAS, Article II, Section 6 of the Constitution of New Mexico provides that “[n]o law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms;” and,

WHEREAS, the members of this Board took an oath to support and defend the United States Constitution, the Constitution of the State of New Mexico and the laws of the State of New Mexico (insofar as they are constitutional); and,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Sandoval by the authority granted the Board by the laws of the State of New Mexico and people of Sandoval County, New Mexico to stand and defend their rights and liberties, which are guaranteed by the United States and New Mexico Constitutions, we hereby declare this Resolution as follows:

Second Amendment Preservation Resolution Designating Sandoval County a Second Amendment “Sanctuary County”

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board affirms its support for the duly elected Sheriff of Sandoval County, New Mexico in the exercise of his sound discretion and affirms its resolve to support decisions by our Sheriff to not enforce any unconstitutional firearms law against
any citizen.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board will not authorize or appropriate government funds, resources, employees, agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers or offices for the purpose of enforcing law that unconstitutionally infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.