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Second NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop Added in Albuquerque

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Due to the high number of RSVPs for our first workshop, your NRA-ILA Grassroots team has added a second workshop to our schedule. This workshop is also being held at the Holiday Inn in Albuquerque, on Saturday, February 16 from 5 PM to 7 PM. This workshop will explain how your New Mexico team is doing at the Roundhouse to fight the anti-gun legislation, and to find out how you can get more involved in our on the ground efforts. Food and beverage will be provided. Because spacing is limited, be sure to click on the RSVP button below to let us know if you can come! If you have already RSVP’d for the first workshop, please do not RSVP for the second workshop.

When:
Saturday, February 16
5 PM to 7 PM

Where:
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
5401 Alameda Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

If you would like to know more information about this and other events, or would like to find out more information about volunteer opportunities for NRA-ILA in New Mexico, contact me at amanda@nrailafrontlines.com or call (703) 943-6566.

Yours in freedom,

Amanda Sanders

NRA-ILA Grassroots Field Coordinator – CO, NM, NV, AZ
amanda@nrailafrontlines.com
(703) 943-6566
http://www.nrailafrontlines.com/

New Mexico Tech Shooting Sports Club competes in the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle and Pistol Club Sectionals

The New Mexico Tech Shooting Sports Club competed in the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle and Pistol Club Sectionals Feb 9-10, 2019 in Socorro, NM. Shooters must compete in the sectionals in order to qualify for the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle and Pistol Championships held March 2019 in Fort Benning, GA. Rifle consists of 2 events: air rifle (60 shots standing at 10 m) and smallbore (.22) rifle (20 shots in each of 3 positions—prone, standing, kneeling at 50 ft) for a total possible score of 600. Although the NRA has both .22 pistol and air pistol at both the sectionals and national championships, New Mexico Tech competed only in the air pistol event this year, which consists of 60 shots standing at 10 m.

Unlike most rifle teams in the U.S. that shoot on indoor ranges, the New Mexico Tech smallbore rifle team had to compete outdoors because it has no indoor .22 rifle range. So on Saturday Feb 9, 2019, 4 members of the rifle team competed outdoors (Troy Vigil, Vincent Herrera, Macs Brown, Raymond Sanchez). They started with the prone position at a temperature of about 35 degrees and everyone shot close to their normal scores. As the day went on, the temperature increased, but the wind came up during the standing position, making it seem even colder then when they started! By the time the team shot kneeling, the wind was blowing 20 mph, with stronger gusts. Despite the tough conditions, Troy Vigil won Gold and did shoot a qualifying score (490/600) to enable him to compete at the NRA Intercollegiate Smallbore Rifle Championships. However, the team score fell short of the qualifying score needed to compete at Nationals as a team.

On Sunday, the New Mexico Tech rifle and pistol teams moved indoors (much warmer and no wind) at the New Mexico Tech gym to compete in the air rifle and air pistol events. In air rifle, Hannah Murphy won Gold (score of 517/600) and 2 members of the team qualified to compete in the NRA Intercollegiate Air Rifle Championships as individuals (Troy Vigil and Hannah Murphy). Troy Vigil was 2nd (score of 514/600). The team also qualified to compete as a team (4 members). The other 3 shooters were Vincent Herrera, Eli Jackson, and Macs Brown.

The top 30 air pistol shooters and the top 10 teams throughout the U.S. are invited to compete at the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships based upon the sectional scores, so we do not know yet if any of the New Mexico Tech shooters qualified for the national event. However, Vincent Herrera won Gold. The other air pistol shooters were Haley Dietz, Troy Vigil, and Hannah Murphy.

The New Mexico Tech Shooting Sports Club practices indoors at the New Mexico Tech gym every Monday night during the school semester at 5-7 PM. Anyone over 10 yrs old, including non-Tech students is welcome to attend. The club also has other rifle and pistol outdoor events and anyone is welcome to participate. Contact coaches Virginia McLemore (virginia.mclemore@nmt.edu) or Jim McLemore (1979redcorvette@gmail.com) for more information.

Finally, the New Mexico Tech Shooting Sports Club would like to thank our many sponsors for their support throughout the year: New Mexico Tech, Midway Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, NRA Foundation, and local and regional gun clubs, including Socorro, Capitan, Sandia (Albuquerque), and Zia (Albuquerque).

February 10, 2019

Virginia T. McLemore

Attend the NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop

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Your NRA-ILA would like to invite you our Grassroots Workshop, which is being held at the Holiday Inn in Albuquerque, on Saturday, February 16 from 2 PM to 4 PM. Come meet your NRA-ILA New Mexico team to find out how you can get more involved in our on the ground efforts. Attendees will find out how to become involved in our Grassroots efforts in New Mexico, what is happening at the Roundhouse in regards to anti-gun legislation, and what we are doing to fight back against the anti-gunners. Food and beverage will be provided. Click on the RSVP button below to let us know if you can come!

When:
Saturday, February 16
2 PM to 4 PM

Where:
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
5401 Alameda Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

If you would like to know more information about this and other events, or would like to find out more information about volunteer opportunities for NRA-ILA in New Mexico, contact me at amanda@nrailafrontlines.com or call (703) 943-6566.

Yours in freedom,
Amanda Sanders

NRA-ILA Grassroots Field Coordinator – CO, NM, NV, AZ
amanda@nrailafrontlines.com
(703) 943-6566

http://www.nrailafrontlines.com/

Contact Your New Mexico Lawmakers Now!

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The past couple of weeks at the Roundhouse, New Mexican lawmakers have made a strong push to infringe on your Second Amendment rights. This coming week, the New Mexico House could vote on these anti-gun bills. These bills include a “universal” background check, an extreme risk protection order or “red flag” legislation, and a bill that would make individuals convicted of misdemeanor offenses, or subject to domestic violence protection orders, prohibited from purchasing a firearm. Your representatives need to hear from you now!

We encourage you to contact your State Representative and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to urge strong opposition to these measures.

If you would like more information about the bills mentioned above, click here. To find out how you can become involved in our Grassroots efforts in New Mexico, contact me at amanda@nrailafrontlines.com or call (703) 943-6566.

Yours in freedom,

Amanda Sanders

NRA-ILA Grassroots Field Coordinator – CO, NM, NV, AZ
amanda@nrailafrontlines.com
(703) 943-6566

http://www.nrailafrontlines.com/

Hearings on Gun Control in Congress Tomorrow!

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On January 8, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called “universal” background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overly broad pieces of legislation would do. A hearing on this gun control legislation will take place in the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives TOMORROW. Please click the button below to let your Representatives know why you oppose criminalizing private firearm transfers.

TAKE ACTION

Once you have contacted your Representatives, we encourage you to check out our new webpage designed to dispel many of the myths being circulated by proponents of these gun control bills. This legislation won’t stop criminals, but it does create many traps for law-abiding gun owners to unwittingly violate the law.

Please forward this email on to your likeminded friends and neighbors to encourage them to take action.

Yours in Freedom,

Amanda Sanders
Grassroots Field Coordinator, NRA-ILA
http://www.nrailafrontlines.com/

Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Monday, in New Mexico, the House Judiciary committee will hear four anti-gun bills. These bills include “universal” background checks, background checks at gun shows, Extreme Risk Protection Order or “red flag”, and Domestic Violence & Firearm. All of these proposals infringe on your Second Amendment rights. We encourage and urge you to attend these hearings and oppose these bills. If you are unable to attend, and want your voice to be heard, click on the take action button below.

These bills will be heard in the House Chamber beginning at 1:30 PM, at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. If you would like more information about these bills, or would like to find out how you can become involved in our Grassroots efforts in New Mexico, contact me at amanda@nrailafrontlines.com or call (703) 943-6566.

Your in freedom,

Amanda Sanders

NRA-ILA Grassroots Field Coordinator – CO, NM, NV, AZ
amanda@nrailafrontlines.com
(703) 943-6566

http://www.nrailafrontlines.com/

CALL TO ACTION: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard Monday

NMSSA Legislative Update

On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee will hear four Bloomberg backed gun control bills (See Below) and we need to take action! Here is how you can make the difference:

STEP ONE: 
Stop the overreach and help NMSSA fight by signing the petition to tell Santa Fe that New Mexicans don’t want Michael Bloomberg style gun control in our state!

STEP TWO: 
Contact the members of the committee directly. Tell them why we need these freedoms and why these bills (see below) are wrong for New Mexico. Be kind, courteous, and clear:Gail Chasey (D)
(505) 246-2221
gail@gailchasey.com

Daymon Ely (D)
(505) 248-0370
daymon.ely@nmlegis.gov

Eliseo Lee Alcon (D)
(505) 986-4415
eliseo.alcon@nmlegis.gov

Deborah A. Armstrong (D)
(505) 986-4840
deborah.armstrong@nmlegis.gov

Micaela Lara Cadena (D)
(505) 986-4210
micaela.cadena@nmlegis.gov

Christine Chandler (D)
(505) 986-4226
christine.chandler@nmlegis.gov

Zachary J. Cook (R)
(505) 986-4243
zachary.cook@nmlegis.gov

Speaker Brian Egolf (D)
(505) 986-4782
brian.egolf@nmlegis.gov

Dayan Hochman-Vigil (D)
(505) 986-4336
dayan.hochman-vigil@nmlegis.gov

Goergene Louis (D)
(505) 986-4329
georgene.louis@nmlegis.gov

Matthew McQueen (D)
(505) 986-4423
matthew.mcqueen@nmlegis.gov

Greg Nibert (R)
(505) 986-4211
greg.nibert@nmlegis.gov

William “Bill” R. Rehm (R) 
(505) 986-4214
bill.rehm@nmlegis.gov

James G. Townsend (R) 
(505) 986-4758

STEP THREE: 
We must show up in force! Join us MONDAY, February 4th at 1:30 PM at the Roundhouse. The committee will be held in the House Chambers and people can sit in the gallery. Please plan to be there early to secure a seat! If you are driving to Santa Fe, fill up the car with fellow freedom loving New Mexicans.

Roundhouse:
300 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

STEP FOUR: 
We aren’t funded by radical New York billionaires like Michael Bloomberg, so we need your support. Please consider donating $25, $50, $100 or more today by clicking here! Every dollar helps us take the fight to Santa Fe!

Onward,

Zac Fort
President, NMSSA

Gun Control Bills to be Heard on February 4th: 

House Bill 8: “Universal” Background Checks – Sponsored by Representative Debra Sarinana, would ban all private firearms sales between law-abiding individuals. Gun owners would be forced to pay undetermined fees and obtain government approval before selling firearms to family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers, or fellow hunters, competitive shooters and gun club members. This proposal will have no impact on crime and is unenforceable without gun registration.

House Bill 40: Background Checks at Gun Shows: Sponsored by Representative Miguel Garcia, would require criminal records checks on private firearms sales at gun shows – a perennial target of the gun control crowd, even though studies show that these events are not a source of crime guns.

House Bill 83: Extreme risk 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.

House Bill 87: Domestic Violence & Firearm – by Representative Deborah Armstrong expands the state’s “prohibited person” firearm law by purportedly incorporating federal firearm disqualifications. The bill would prohibit individuals convicted of certain domestic violence misdemeanor crimes or who are subject to a domestic violence protective order from purchasing or possessing a firearm, with violations being a criminal offense. However, the bill goes far beyond the categories currently included in federal law, in addition to requiring firearm seizure.

New Mexico Shooting Sports Association - NRA Sanction Organization

Shotgun Training Opportunities

Hi All,

Here are two great classes that the Department is offering to our volunteers. To sign-up contact me directly. There is not a cost for the class, but you will be responsible for your own lodging and food. Gunslingers 2, the kitchen at Whittington Center, will be open for some meals, you can RSVP with me for meals. The NRA Basic instructor course does have a credentialing fee that you will be responsible for at the completion of successfully passing the class.

NRA Shotgun Basic & Coach Flyer.2019

Jessica L Fisher

Shooting Program Coordinator

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish

PO Box 25112

Santa Fe, NM  87504

Phone 505.476.8100

Cell 505.659.8320

http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/recreation/shooting-ranges/

 

House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee Passes Bloomberg Anti-Gun Agenda on a 3-2 Vote

New Mexico Shooting Sports Association - NRA Sanction Organization

On Thursday evening, the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted to sail through multiple bills backed by New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg. The following bills were supported by Representatives Liz Thomson (D-Albuquerque) House District 24, Andrea Romero (D-Santa Fe) House District 46, and Angelica Rubio ( D-Las Cruces) House District 35.

House Bill 8: “Universal” Background Checks – Sponsored by Representative Debra Sarinana, would ban all private firearms sales between law-abiding individuals. Gun owners would be forced to pay undetermined fees and obtain government approval before selling firearms to family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers, or fellow hunters, competitive shooters and gun club members. This proposal will have no impact on crime and is unenforceable without gun registration.

House Bill 40: Background Checks at Gun Shows: Sponsored by Representative Miguel Garcia, would require criminal records checks on private firearms sales at gun shows – a perennial target of the gun control crowd, even though studies show that these events are not a source of crime guns.

House Bill 83: Extreme risk 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.

House Bill 87: Domestic Violence & Firearm – by Representative Deborah Armstrong expands the state’s “prohibited person” firearm law by purportedly incorporating federal firearm disqualifications. The bill would prohibit individuals convicted of certain domestic violence misdemeanor crimes or who are subject to a domestic violence protective order from purchasing or possessing a firearm, with violations being a criminal offense. However, the bill goes far beyond the categories currently included in federal law, in addition to requiring firearm seizure.

We would like to thank Representative Gregg Schmedes (R-Tijeras) and Representative Candy Ezzell (R-Roswell) for voting against these bills.

Additionally, The Senate Public Affairs Committee voted to pass Senate Bill 8, so called “universal” background checks Sponsored by Senator Richard Martinez (D) and Peter Wirth (D) on a vote of 4-3. Senators Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D), Liz Stefanics (D), Antoinette Lopez (D), and Jeff Steinborn (D) all voted for the bill.

We want to thank Senators Candace Gould (R), Craig Brandt (R), and Stuart Ingle (R) for voting against this bill.

NEXT STEPS: The next stop for the House bills that passed is the House Judiciary Committee. The next stop for Senate Bill 8 is the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

Please contact House and Senate Judiciary Committee Members and ask them to oppose these bills.

House Judiciary Members: Gail Chasey (D-Albuquerque), Daymon Ely (D-Corrales), Eliseo Alcon (D-Milan), Deborah Armstrong (D-Albuquerque), Micaela Lara Cadena (D-Mesilla), Christine Chandler (D-Loas Alamos), Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe), Dayan Hochman-Vigil (D-Albuquerque), Georgene Louis (D-Albuquerque), Matthew McQueen (D-Gallisteo), Zachary Cook (R-Ruidoso), Greg Nibert (R-Roswell), Bill Rehm (R-Albuquerque) and James Townsend (R-Artesia).

Senate Judiciary Members: Richard Martinez (D), Daniel Ivey-Soto (D), Linda Lopez (D), Mark Moores (R), William Payne (R), Bill O’Neill (D), Gregory Baca (R), Mimi Stewart (D), Joseph Cervantes (D), Ron Griggs (R), Peter Wirth (D).

Your NRA-ILA will be closely watching these bills while they are pending a hearing in House and Senate Judiciary Committee.

 

New Mexico Committee Passes Anti-Gun Agenda

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The New Mexico House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee decided to vote in favor of multiple bills backed by New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg. There are four major bills that include “universal” background checks, background checks at gun shows, an extreme risk protection order or “red flag” legislation, and a bill that concerns individuals convicted of certain domestic violence misdemeanor crimes or who are subject to a domestic violence protective order from purchasing or possessing a firearm, with violations being a criminal offense. We urge you to contact House and Senate Judiciary Committee Members and ask them to oppose these bills.

These bills were supported by Representatives Liz Thomson (D-Albuquerque) House District 24, Andrea Romero (D-Santa Fe) House District 46, and Angelica Rubio ( D-Las Cruces) House District 35. Also to be noted, the Senate Public Affairs Committee voted to pass Senate Bill 8, so called “universal” background checks Sponsored by Senator Richard Martinez (D) and Peter Wirth (D) on a vote of 4-3. Senators Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D), Liz Stefanics (D), Antoinette Lopez (D), and Jeff Steinborn (D) all voted for the bill.

If you have questions or want more information about these bills, and would like to find out how you can become involved in our Grassroots efforts, contact me at amanda@nrailafrontlines.com or call (703) 943-6566.

Yours in freedom,

Amanda Sanders

NRA-ILA Grassroots Field Coordinator – CO, NM, NV, AZ
amanda@nrailafrontlines.com
(703) 943-6566

http://www.nrailafrontlines.com/