Feb. 24, 2021 update on gun-related legislation
After passing through the House Judiciary Committee, HB193, the expansion of the "red-flag" gun confiscation law, is headed to the floor of the house. Under the revised bill, anyone with "firsthand knowledge" of a threat posed by another could seek out a "red-flag" gun confiscation order against that person. If you do not know who your state representative is, you can use this link to find them. Contact them and tell them to Vote No on HB193.
On Tuesday night, HB279, the bill that would codify that gun stores, shooting ranges, and firearms training are essential activities and exempt from public health order shutdowns, was tabled in the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee on a party-line vote. HB306, the bill that would limit the amount of time NMDPS has to process concealed carry applications, was passed by the committee and now heads to the House Judiciary Committee. The bill would impose a 90 day time limit for NMDPS to process new applications and a 60 day limit for renewals. This is being proposed to ensure applications are processed in a timely manner.
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