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With a new Democratic majority in both houses of the State Legislature and the largest progressive caucus in state history, supporters of common-sense gun violence prevention see this as the year to pass background check legislation.
Join us for this phonebanking with beer event!
You bring your cell phone and we’ll buy the beer (the first one, anyway). We’ll call lists of supporters and invite them to the next big event.
Two companion bills, introduced in both the Senate (SB48) and House (HB50), level the playing field by closing the loophole so that all sellers, not just licensed dealers, conduct criminal background checks.
A new coalition including ProgressNowNM, Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety and New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence are teaming up to turn out supporters, victims and survivors for each hearing.
While NRA-backed legislators managed to delay and kill similar legislation in previous years, background check bills have passed in states around the country.
This year, State Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard along with State Senate Maj. Leader Peter Wirth and Sen. Richard Martinez sponsored legislation to keep New Mexicans safer by requiring background checks for gun sales.
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