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NMSSA Members,

‘Common-sense’ gun control plans actually don’t make sense

By Zachary Fort / President, New Mexico Shooting Sports Association; Albuquerque Resident 
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 12:02am

A recent editorial (“It’s time for common-sense gun measures,” Journal Aug. 12) called for state lawmakers to pass a number of gun control proposals rolled out last week by Democratic lawmakers. “Common-sense gun measures” is a phrase that gun control activists and anti-gun politicians use in hopes that the public and the media will avoid scrutinizing the details of these bills or questioning their enforceability, efficacy, intrusiveness or necessity.

• The gun control crowd plans to resurrect “universal background check” bills similar to the ones legislators rejected in 2017. These measures would force gun owners to pay undetermined fees and obtain government approval before selling a firearm to family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers, or fellow hunters, competitive shooters and gun club members. Supporters will falsely claim they are targeting gun shows and online transactions. But what the legislation really does is ban all private firearms sales between law-abiding citizens. Studies by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics show that less than one percent of crime guns are acquired at gun shows and background checks are already required before anyone takes delivery of a firearm purchased online. So after five years of debate on this topic, lawmakers will waste more time next year considering unnecessary proposals that have no impact on crime and are unenforceable without gun registration. 

• “Extreme risk protective order” legislation touted by gun control advocates would authorize the seizure of firearms and ammunition from individuals who may not have committed or even threatened to commit any unlawful or violent act. Unchallenged statements made by a petitioner in an ex parte proceeding – prior to any formal hearing before a court at which the individual in question would have the opportunity to be represented by counsel or present counterevidence – would be sufficient to allow law enforcement to enter that person’s home and confiscate their lawfully owned property. 

These “red flag” bills have encountered opposition in other states because they lacked appropriate due process procedures, among other significant details. The Rhode Island chapter of the ACLU expressed great concern about “the breadth of this legislation, its impact on civil liberties, and the precedent it sets for the use of coercive measures against individuals not because they are alleged to have committed any crime, but because somebody believes they might, someday, commit one.” Source: 

Zachary Fort
President, NMSSA;


Your Freedom Is Under Attack in New Mexico! Vote On or Before November 6!
Your Freedom Is Under Attack in New Mexico!  Vote On or Before November 6!


Early in-person voting at expanded locations begins this Saturday, October 20.  New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has targeted pro-Second Amendment candidates for defeat in New Mexico, hoping to push his radical gun control agenda forward in the Roundhouse in Santa Fe and the U.S. Congress. 

Be sure you know where the candidates stand on issues of importance to gun owners and sportsmen before you vote.  Check out NRA-PVF's ratings and endorsements at or review the NRA-PVF Political Preference Chart in your NRA member magazine.  Make sure you support the NRA-PVF endorsed candidates for federal and statewide offices, as well as state legislative seats.  The future of your right to keep and bear arms is at stake!

Here are just a few of the key races you need to pay attention to:

Congressional District 2:  NRA-PVF has endorsed Yvette Herrell (R) in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District.  She has a proven record of support for our Second Amendment rights from her tenure in the State House.  Her opponent, Xochitl Torres Small, is falsely claiming to support New Mexico's hunting heritage and your gun rights.  The truth is she supports the Schumer/Pelosi/Bloomberg "universal" background check system that would criminalize the private transfer of firearms which, according to the Obama Justice Department, is only enforceable through federal firearms registration.  In addition, she refused to answer some of the most basic questions regarding the Second Amendment and our fundamental right to self-defense.

Governor:  NRA-PVF has endorsed Steve Pearce (R) in the contest for Governor.  Hehas repeatedly stood up to Bloomberg's extremist agenda in Congress and has stood by your right to self-defense by supporting legislation such as national right to carry reciprocity.  In stark contrast, his opponent, Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), would be the most anti-gun governor in the history of New Mexico if elected.  In addition to supporting universal background checks, she has also publicly backed bans on commonly owned firearms used for self-defense, competitive shooting and hunting, as well as limits on standard capacity magazines.  Her far-reaching agenda could also include potential confiscation of firearms without due process and possible restrictions on how you store firearms in your own home. 

Land Commissioner:  NRA-PVF has endorsed Pat Lyons (R) for Commissioner of Public Lands.  This office has a direct hand in issues affecting access to state land by sportsmen.  Pat was a leading supporter of right to carry legislation when he served in the New Mexico Senate.  His opponent Stephanie Garcia Richard (D) was a leading advocate for gun control when she served in the New Mexico House, sponsoring Bloomberg-backed legislation that would have banned the private transfer or loan of firearms between law-abiding citizens. 

Make no mistake, your freedom is at risk this election cycle.  Be sure to vote and spread the word to family, friends and fellow gun owners about which candidates support your Second Amendment rights.  For more information about early voting locations, contact your county clerk's office.

Thank you!


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5- Infringement is Constitutionally Banned
"Officials" think anything is OK. It is not.
Those who would infringe must face punishment.

The lamestream media told you:

We have to take away the "assault weapons." These are too dangerous to have on "our streets." "We don't want to take away all your guns," says Mr. Hogg, convincingly, despite what all his supporters and media lapdogs say. The "assault weapon" ban simply bans anything with a magazine... and a grip.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Civilians must have armed parity with police. That was the principle behind the Second Amendment. Government could not get out of hand if the the people were armed, the last bulwark against tyranny.

Infringement is banned in no uncertain terms in the Constitution. Taking or attempting to take legally owned guns from the public is infringement. Those who would infringe upon the public's right to possess and possession of arms must face punishment. It is not something they can simply do. Removing or outlawing firearms from the public is forbidden.

The actions of criminals, no matter how bad those acts may be, do not justify illegal actions against the public. Such logic is emblematic of the irrational behavior of so-called progressives in general. It is a sign of people who need medical treatment and are not getting any. It represents, among other problems, the logic error, appelare desperadi, "we must do something." You should not do something, you should do the right thing.

Disarming the public is not even remotely a solution to the actions of criminals or insane people. In fact, it only makes matters worse, by leaving the innocent helpless in the face of miscreants and sociopaths. Failure to see this is a sign of untreated hoplophobia.

One way of fighting this, untested at the current time, is creed discrimination. It is illegal to discriminate based upon creed. Though creed is often viewed in a religious context, it is also equally valid in a socio-political context. The fierce attachment with which many Americans cling to their right to arms is indeed a creed, dating back to Colonial times. Singling citizens out for special legal action is creed discrimination and illegal under civil-rights statutes. Where are the creative and ambitious civil-rights attorneys looking to break new ground and make a name for themselves...



Del Norte Gun Club -

Sat. October 27  8:30 am - 1:00 pm  .22 Tactical Rimfire Match Bays 7-9
Sun. October 28th 8:00 - 1:00 PM  F-Class Longrange Match - 1000 yd Range
Sat. Nov 10  - 
8:00 - 5:00 PM NSCA Sanctioned Sporting Clays Match
Sun. Nov 11  - 9AM - 3 PM - Precision Rifle Match - Outback Range
Sat. Nov. 17 9 AM - 2 PM - .22 Precision Rimfire Match - 15 position 100 yd rifle range

Sat. October 24  8:30 am - 1:00 pm  .22 Tactical Rimfire Match Bays 7-9

Sun. October 25th 8:00 - 1:00 PM  F-Class Longrange Match - 1000 yd Range


For information on these and more events go to 

Sat. Oct 27th  9 AM Shooting Starts 10AM - MORE INFO = Call Rick  
(505) 705-1005
Sat. Nov. 10th 9 AM Shooting Starts 10AM - LAST SHOOT OF THE SEASON  !



October 21 & 28 -Bowling Pin Matches
November 4th -NSSF First Shots Clinic for NEW Shooters - Starts 4PM - Go to to sign up

Action Pistol/Fun Shoot (Cutler) - 5 pm - 8 pm MST Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month!

Event begins at 5:00 p.m. Day of event registration begins at 4:00 p.m. Stop by Calibers on Cutler Blvd anytime and sign up early.

ZIA RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB - Has many events


Los Lunas Gun Club -

27 Oct. 8:30 - 3 PM IDPA MATCH - All Ranges -
10 Nov 2018, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM - BLACK POWDER SHOOT - RIFLE RANGE
04 Nov 2018, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM - RIMFIRE SILHOUETTE - PISTOL RANGE - Metallic Silhouette Targets  are shot at 12, 25, 37, and 50 yards.

Nov. 10, 10 AM - 2 PM Turkey Shoot & Family Day
Nov. 18, 8AM - 3 PM - IDPA MATCH - All Ranges 

Rio Grande Practical Shooting Club - FOR MORE INFO GO TO

1st and 3rd Saturdays  - Rio Grande Practical Shooting club - ABQ city Range -  10 AM - 2:30 PM 

CAPITAN HIGH POWER SHOOTING - Entrance on US Hwy 380 is 3 miles east of Capitan, NM.

Oct. 27 - High Power League
Oct. 28 - Garand/Vintage

Upcoming Locally Registered Shotgun Shoots

Sporting Clays:

November 3rd - Monthly Match - Founders' Ranch
December 1st - Monthly Match - Founders' Ranch
November 18th - Eddy County Shooting Range - Lake Arthur NM
November 10 - Registered Match  - Del Norte Gun Club


Nov 3rd - 8AM - Mesilla Valley Shotgun Sports DAC 4H Fun Shoot  GO TO  FOR MORE INFO


October 27 - High Desert Sportsmen, (Abq. Shooting range park) - GO TO FOR MORE INFO

Nov 3rd - Chaparral Skeet Club Turkey Shoot  - preregister by emailing
The Chaparral Skeet Club is located 3 miles east of Highway 285 on Highway 70 Across from the Roswell Gun Club. The address is 11 Jal Road Roswell, NM.


We hold a monthly 100 clay shoot on the first Saturday of every month.
The match is open to all, including non-NSCA members (Hunter Class).
The match fee is $40.00 including tax and NSCA fees.
Start time is 10:00 AM.  Registration begins at 9:00 AM.  (Please call ahead.  505-934-2533
 Pre-registration is not required, but helps ensure a smooth and on time start.)  

From Albuquerque take I-40 east to Exit 181 (Sedillo).  
Turn left on NM 333 (Old Rt 66) go 1.4 miles to NM 217.
Turn Right.  Go 4.5 miles to Juan Tomas. Turn Left.
Go 1 mile to Barton Road.  Turn Left.
Go 3/4 mile to gate on right.


These fun matches are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays starting at 0900.  Open to non-members but call Ron 293-3707 in advance to ensure someone meets you at the gate.  Action Pistol is a fun way to improve your Defensive Pistol skills.  Everyone is friendly and helpful.  Unsure? Go and watch a match first. 

ADDRESS:  3615 Los Picaros Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105 - SOUTH OF ABQ SUNPORT
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