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Lawsuits Against The New Mexico Firearm Industry
House Bill 114

Will be Heard in Committee Tuesday! Please Call your Representative!

HB 114 will be heard on Tuesday, January 23 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 317 of the State Capitol Building. This dangerous legislation targets the heavily regulated members of the firearm industry with potential litigation intended to make it impossible to remain in business in New Mexico. This specific, aggressive targeting of the singular industry necessary for the citizens to exercise a constitutionally protected right is an abuse of government power. It weaponizes the civil justice system, something Congress intended to stop with the 2005 passage of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA).

HB 114 creates new civil violations that apply only to the firearm industry. Activist attorneys general, district attorneys, and gun control organizations would be explicitly authorized to litigate against members of the firearm industry and drive them out of business.

One of the more egregious and subjective sections of the legislation creates a “harming the public” civil violation applicable only to the firearms industry. This extremely broad provision states that a member of the firearms industry cannot knowingly or recklessly create or contribute to anything affecting any number of citizens that could “negatively impact public health, safety or welfare through the sale, manufacturing, making, importing, advertising or marketing of a firearm product.” Of course, the proponents of this legislation believe every legal action by any member of the industry negatively impacts public safety. Conveniently, the Governor’s recent public health orders addressing firearms establish the foundation for all outlandish claims under this section.

Take Action:

Please contact your State Representative today and URGE him or her to OPPOSE this direct assault on you and other members of the firearm industry. To contact your state representative, please click here. Then under “Political Body” choose “House of Representatives.” Finally, enter your address in the box provided.


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