Thousands of petitions delivered to state legislators demanding background checks for gun sales

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A few weeks ago, ProgressNow got word that the NRA was flooding New Mexico legislators’ inboxes with out of state emails – so we decided to fire back. And today, with help from the New Mexico chapter of Moms Demand Action, we handed in thousands of petitions signed by New Mexicans who support background checks for gun sales legislation.

As the legislature winds to an end this upcoming Friday, work-days and work-weeks are getting longer, with hearings lasting into the night and on weekends. The House Judiciary Committee, the current place for gun violence prevention legislation, was set to meet today until a last minute change pushed the meeting to this upcoming Monday, 3/13, at 1:30.

So…You guessed it! We need you there on Monday to show your support for ‘background check’ legislation and to help us deliver the last of the petitions to all of the members of the state house.

Can’t make it on Monday – – You can help by reaching out to your legislator directly to let them know that you want background checks for gun sales.

Visit or Call the Roundhouse and speak directly to your legislator:
Use our tool below to find your legislator and make an appointment to visit, or leave a personal message supporting this legislation (be sure to ask for a call back to discuss it!)