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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 […]

ATF FFL Alert — FFL Theft – Bernalillo County – New Mexico


FBI’s NICS Firearm Background Checks in 2019 Hit 2-Million Mark for 6 Straight Months

Record numbers of Americans are seeking to purchase firearms in transactions using the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), launched by the FBI in 1998.

NICS is used by Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to instantly determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms. Before ringing up the sale, cashiers call in […]

ATF FFL Alert — FFL Burglary – Sandoval County – New Mexico

This is an important message from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. A Federal firearms licensee in Sandoval County, New Mexico has experienced a burglary that resulted in the theft of firearms. Please ensure the security of both your inventory and property and report all suspicious persons or activity to your local police […]

Walmart to Stop Selling Guns in New Mexico Because of Background Check Law

Starting on July 22, 2019, Walmart will no longer sell firearms in New Mexico.

A spokesperson for the retail giant told local media that the decision was in response to the July 1st rollout of the state’s new universal background check law.

“Unlike a specialty sporting goods retailer where customers expect to see firearms […]

Operation Fast and Furious Lawsuit Hearing Date Approaches

(Editor: For those who aren’t aware, Operation Fast and Furious resulted in a Mexican border state law that as a result, affects us here in New Mexico. Due to the botched affair by the then Obama administration which resulted in the death of a Border Patrol and an ICE agent, we have a “special” […]

ATF Bump Stock Ruling

Bump Stock Ruling

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker announces that the Department of Justice has amended the regulations of ATF, clarifying that bump stocks fall within the definition of “machine gun” under federal law.

What You Should Know? Bump-stock-devices allow a semiautomatic firearm to shoot more than one shot with a single trigger pull. The […]

Illegal-Gun Sting Backfires

The anti-gunners have long held on to their conviction that it’s so easy to buy guns illegally online. Well, guess what? Federal investigators who participated in a 28-month effort to try to prove that went 0-for-72.

We won’t’ hold our breath waiting for the triumvirate of Democrats—Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Sens. Brian Schatz, […]

Gun Purchases Continue to Soar

Maybe Americans aren’t taking to Hillary Clinton’s sour attitude toward guns. Maybe they’re arming themselves out of concern about terrorists and criminals of a more conventional stripe. And maybe they’re showing what they think of members of Congress who use terrorists’ crimes as the excuse to push for more gun control.

One way or […]

Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office

District of New Mexico

For Immediate Release

Thursday, August 13, 2015 Damon P. Martinez

, United States Attorney

Contact: Elizabeth Martinez 505-224-1469 Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws ALBUQUERQUE – Joseph Wallace Apodaca, 39, of Albuquerque, N.M., pleaded guilty today in federal court to […]