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Weh receives top marks from NRA, Clements expects the same

Weh receives top marks from NRA, Clements expects the same

Allen Weh received the top rating for a candidate from the National Rifle Association and his opponent expects to receive the same rating. Weh received an ‘AQ’ rating from the NRA’s Political Voter Fund (NRA-PVF) according to a statement sent by his campaign. A spokesman for the Clements campaign told NM Telegram in an email that Clements “fully expects to receive the same AQ rating that the NRA gives any candidate that aligns with their issues.” “As … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Senate

ABQ teachers union says no to NRA plan of guns in schools

ABQ teachers union says no to NRA plan of guns in schools

The Albuquerque Teachers Federation came out against allowing some school employees to carry concealed weapons in schools. The National Rifle Association says that placing guns in the hands of armed guards in schools will help prevent mass-shootings in schools, such as the one that occurred in Newtown, Conn. last year. Some have said that certain school employees, not necessarily teachers, should be those carrying concealed weapons. KOB: “I don’t think the NRA has spoken to teachers.” says Ellen Bernstein … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Featured

NRA targets Udall, other Senators

NRA targets Udall, other Senators

While it has had a tough road in beating back some gun control legislation, the NRA is still a powerful, well-funded group. It is using some of its coffers to oppose Democratic senators up for election in 2014, including Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. However, it doesn’t appear to be targeting Udall to closely, as it will not be paying for newspaper ads, instead only using online ads to target Udall. A previous web ad (YouTube link) from … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Senate

Bill to allow concealed carry in restaurants that serve liquor clears committee

Bill to allow concealed carry in restaurants that serve liquor clears committee

A bill that would allow concealed weapons in establishments that sell liquor for consumption on-site cleared the House Business and Industry Committee on a 6-4 vote. A committee substitute was introduced by the sponsor, Rep. Zach Cook, R-Ruidoso, that made it apply to restaurants that serve alcohol but not in full-service bars. The law would allow restaurants to post signs that say weapons were not allowed. The bill also clarified that those who have concealed weapons would … Read entire article »

Filed under: New Mexico House, Roundhouse