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Duke505
January 26, 2009, 06:42 PM
New Mexico Restaurant Carry Legislation Needs Your Help!
Please Contact the Members of the House Business & Industry Committee!


State Representative John Heaton (D-Carlsbad) has introduced House Bill 105 (http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/_session.aspx?chamber=H&legtype=B&legno= 105&year=09), a measure that would permit Concealed Handgun Licensees to protect themselves in establishments that are licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises IF the establishment derives more than 60% of their annual gross receipts from the sale of food.



The legislature passed House Bill 588 in 2007 to open up grocery and convenience stores, which sell alcohol for consumption off the premises, to Concealed Handgun Licensees; NRA supported that bill and backs this latest effort to allow them to lawfully enter restaurants.



HB 105 has been referred to the House Business & Industry Committee. Please contact the committee members listed below at their capitol offices and urge them to support HB 105. Remind them that it is already unlawful to carry a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, and that Concealed Handgun Licensees should not be denied their right to self-defense just because other patrons of a dining establishment can legally choose to consume alcoholic beverages on the premises.



State Representative Debbie A. Rodella, Chair (D-41)

(505) 986-4329

debbie.rodella@nmlegis.gov



State Representative Thomas A. Garcia, Vice Chair (D-68)

(505) 986-4242

ocate@hotmail.com



State Representative Eliseo Lee Alcon (D-6)

(505) 986-4254

eliseoalcon@msn.com



State Representative Andrew J. Barreras (D-7)

(505) 986-4243



State Representative Jose A. Campos (D-63)

(505) 986-4341

Josephs@plateautel.net



State Representative Keith J. Gardner (R-66)

(505) 986-4757

gardners90@yahoo.com



State Representative Dona G. Irwin (D-32

(505) 986-4249

donagale@zianet.com



State State Representative Sandra D. Jeff (D-5)

(505) 986-4543



State Representative Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert (R-44)

(505) 986-4467

jpandp@comcast.net



State Representative Thomas C. Taylor (R-1)

(505) 986-4757

tom@tomtaylor.net



State Representative Jim R. Trujillo (D-45)

(505) 986-4255

jimtrujillo@msn.com



State Representative Shirley A. Tyler (R-61)

(505) 986-4220

sntyler@valornet.com

cosmolinelover
January 26, 2009, 07:43 PM
Thanks Duke. Contacting all of them tomorrow when the offices are open.

publius
January 26, 2009, 10:24 PM
A restaurant is private property, if the owner wants people to be able to carry then the gov't shouldn't have any say in it. Same goes with smoking.

Gadget
January 28, 2009, 10:03 PM
I'm on it tomorrow. I'll call everyone I know and let them know this is in the works as well as contacting the committee members. Thanks for the heads up.

Duke505
January 29, 2009, 10:05 AM
No problem. This Bill needs to pass.

Duke505
January 29, 2009, 03:30 PM
New Mexico: Hearing Scheduled for Restaurant Carry Legislation
Please Contact the Members of the House Business & Industry Committee!

House Bill 105, sponsored by State Representative John Heaton (D-Carlsbad), will be heard in the House Business & Industry Committee on Tuesday, February 3, 2009. HB 105 would permit Concealed Handgun Licensees to protect themselves in establishments that are licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises IF the establishment derives more than 60% of their annual gross receipts from the sale of food.

The legislature passed House Bill 588 in 2007 to open up grocery and convenience stores, which sell alcohol for consumption off the premises, to Concealed Handgun Licensees. NRA supported that bill and backs this latest effort to allow them to lawfully enter restaurants.

Please make plans to attend the House Business & Industry Committee meeting and show your support for this important piece of legislation. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 3 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 309 of the State Capitol in Santa Fe.

If you cannot attend, please contact the committee members listed below at their capitol offices and urge them to support HB 105. Remind them that it is already unlawful to carry a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, and that Concealed Handgun Licensees should not be denied their right to self-defense just because other patrons of a dining establishment can legally choose to consume alcoholic beverages on the premises.

State Representative Debbie A. Rodella, Chair (D-41)
(505) 986-4329
debbie.rodella@nmlegis.gov

State Representative Thomas A. Garcia, Vice Chair (D-68)
(505) 986-4242
ocate@hotmail.com
State Representative Eliseo Lee Alcon (D-6)
(505) 986-4254
eliseoalcon@msn.com
State Representative Andrew J. Barreras (D-7)
(505) 986-4243
State Representative Jose A. Campos (D-63)
(505) 986-4341
Josephs@plateautel.net
State Representative Keith J. Gardner (R-66)
(505) 986-4757
gardners90@yahoo.com
State Representative Dona G. Irwin (D-32
(505) 986-4249
donagale@zianet.com
State State Representative Sandra D. Jeff (D-5)
(505) 986-4543
State Representative Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert (R-44)
(505) 986-4467
jpandp@comcast.net
State Representative Thomas C. Taylor (R-1)
(505) 986-4757
tom@tomtaylor.net
State Representative Jim R. Trujillo (D-45)
(505) 986-4255
jimtrujillo@msn.com
State Representative Shirley A. Tyler (R-61)
(505) 986-4220
sntyler@valornet.com