The New Mexico legislature adjourned on Saturday, but not before sending Michael Bloomberg and other out-of-state gun-banners a message.
According to NRA-ILA, out-of-state gun control organizations targeted New Mexico during the 2016 election cycle and in the early months of 2017, spending more than a quarter of a million dollars on state races and hiring a half-dozen lobbyists in a failed attempt to pass House Bill 50, Senate Bill 48 and House Bill 548—measures that would have criminalized gun sales and transfers by private individuals.
"The people of New Mexico have soundly rejected the gun control agenda of New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg,” said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. “They sent a clear message to lawmakers in Santa Fe that freedom must be protected.
“This is a hard-earned grassroots victory for law-abiding citizens against Bloomberg's intrusive and unenforceable attempt to restrict their rights.”
Armed Texas Man Fights Off Home Intruders
When a Killeen, Texas, resident heard loud banging and glass shattering late last Tuesday night, he immediately grabbed his gun. And it was a good thing he did.
According to report in the Killeen Daily Herald, the homeowner ran toward his front door, where someone was attempting to forcefully enter the home. The homeowner then fired several shots toward the door as the suspect tried to break in.
Shortly after the incident, a suspect in the attempted break-in arrived at a nearby medical center suffering from gunshot wounds. Three accomplices were later arrested and are being held pending charges.
Nebraska Pre-emption Legislation On The Move
Nebraska pre-emption legislation, in the form of Legislative Bill 68, has advanced to the floor of the legislature after being approved in the Government, Military, and Veteran Affairs Committee late last week.
Because some local firearm ordinances are more restrictive than state law, Nebraskans are currently at risk for inadvertently violating the law as they travel through the state. The pre-emption legislation would help protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners by eliminating the danger of running afoul of local ordinances.
According to NRA-ILA, Nebraska law allows each senator to designate one bill per year as their priority, ensuring it will be heard in the Legislature. State Sen. Mike Hilgers, author of LB 68, has designated that measure as his priority bill.
Use Your Power!
Nebraska gun owners are encouraged to contact their state senator and ask him or her to co-sponsor and support this important measure. You can do so byclicking here.