Have you heard about House Bill 44, the one ending gun shows?
You can read about HB 44 below.
The below page allows you contact 17 legislators to oppose House Bill 44 with ONE MOUSE CLICK. Your opposition will be expressed to all members of the House Rules & Order of Business Committee.
During election years (this year), the legislature has just enough time to deal with the state’s budget during the short 30-day session and this bill is not germane to the budget.
Our team has already worked together and through this website we’ve sent nearly 20,000 emails this year!!
Remember this House Bill 44 is dangerous legislation and is the first step towards criminalizing ALL private transfers of firearms.
More on HB 44:
Last year after violence aided by firearms, the Left took the illogical path of blaming guns (mere inanimate objects) for the violence instead of creating stiffer penalties for law-breakers and enforcing our laws already on the books. The faulty reasoning resulted in the introduction of several gun bills during the 2012-2013 legislative session. At least one appeared unconstitutional (NM Constitution) at just a glance. The only piece of legislation that made it very far was a bill that would shut down gun shows.
Now we head in to the 2013-2014 legislative session and see that this year’s anti-gun bill has arrived. This year it has been filed by Representative Miguel P. Garcia as HB-44. You can read the entire bill as introduced here. And track the bill here.
As the KRQE video explains, this year the bill will require the governor’s approval to move forward.
As a blogger and social media activist who supports our gun rights I opposed HB-77 last year, reaching out to my fellow New Mexicans and encouraging them to email their Senators and Representatives. Working as a team, activists got the word out and thousands of messages hit the email accounts of our state legislators sending a clear message that New Mexicans OPPOSE shutting down gun shows. Constituents contacted their legislators and attended committee meetings despite committee meetings being set at times that made attendance difficult. The 2012-2013 legislative session ended during the debate on HB-77 the senate floor. It seemed too close, but we won. One state legislator later told me that s/he had never had so many emails on one issue.
Now it’s time to step up again this year!
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