Since the 2023 New Mexico legislative session concluded back in March, NRA-ILA has warned gun owners that the same attacks we saw then on the Second Amendment would continue during the upcoming session in January, 2024. Although this is supposed to be a 30-day “budget session,” anti-gun Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and progressive lawmakers plan to force consideration of proposals to ban commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, limit standard capacity magazines, impose lengthy waiting periods on gun purchases, restrict firearms possession and purchases by law-abiding adults aged 18-20, and promote reckless litigation against licensed firearms manufacturers and retailers.
Over the last week, progressive elected officials in New Mexico have made it clear that they have additional radical gun control plans for 2024. Attorney General Raul Torrez, a politician repeatedly endorsed by national anti-gun organizations, issued calls for turning the state’s red flag firearms surrender law into a gun confiscation scheme by allowing police officers to directly petition courts for extreme risk protective orders (ERPOs) and to then immediately search for and seize firearms from persons subject to these orders.
Also, anti-gun, leftist Mayor Alan Webber pushed a resolution through the Santa Fe City Council urging the New Mexico Legislature to rewrite Article II, Section 6 (the Right to Keep and Bear Arms provision) of the New Mexico Constitution, rip out the state firearms preemption clause, and put that enormously significant change to a popular vote.
Please contact your State Senators and State Representatives and urge them to OPPOSE any gun control legislation next session!