FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 31, 2020

Contact: Matt Garcia-Sierra, m.garciasierra@nmlegis.gov

House GOP joins 2nd amendment advocates at the Roundhouse

Santa Fe, NM- Today House Republicans joined 2nd Amendment advocates at the capitol in response to the Governor and Democrat leaders push for red-flag legislation. Both chambers in the legislature are currently hearing bills that would impose firearm protection order laws in New Mexico. HB 7 and SB 5 have both received opposition from law makers, law enforcement and community advocates.

“These bills are an attack on New Mexican rights. The same rights that were provided for by our forefathers, and your rights are worth fighting for,” said House Republican Leader Jim Townsend, “It is time to call your legislators and tell them you are not in favor of these bills. Santa Fe is looking to force their ideals on our communities and it has to stop.”

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