New Mexico: Universal Background Checks bill passed the House and Senate

Guns on Table

On Wednesday, March 8, both the New Mexico House and Senate passed a Universal Background Check bill. The last step before the bill becomes law is for Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to sign it. Of course, the NRA asked members to contact the Governor and strongly urge her to veto the bill. As usual, the NRA fights any gun safety regulation. Concerned citizens should support the Governor and call to request she sign the bill.

The Bill

House Bill 8 would restrict private firearms sales between individuals. A permit requiring a background check would be required.
—Tracking Progress: Bold indicates passed—
In the House —>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate —>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>
On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law


Please make a quick call to the Governor’s office (505) 476-2200. Ask for the Governor to please sign House Bill 8 to close the background check loophole.

  • From the Indivisible Guide 2.0: Coordinated calls. Calls are a light lift, but can have an impact. Organize your local group to barrage your MoCs [legislators] with calls at an opportune moment about and on a specific issue.
  • To leverage the impact – forward this on to another concerned citizen.