Summer 2018 Recap

First, we hope you and your family had a fun and safe summer enjoying the many wonders New Mexico holds! We want to catch you up on the progress we’ve made together over the summer to make New Mexico safer. As always, our work is not possible without support from engaged citizens like you!

Taos and Las Cruces Gun Buybacks net more than 200 working firearms!

Like any New Mexican over the summer, we traveled from north (Taos) to south (Las Cruces) to convert unwanted firearms to gardening tools.

We held two Guns To Gardens gun buybacks this summer. Our first one was in Taos. We took 30 unwanted working firearms out of the community. One quarter of the guns were semi-automatic handguns, two were assault weapons and one was a sawed off shotgun. This was our second gun buyback in Taos. To date, we have taken close to 80 firearms out of this community. Thank you Sheriff Hogrefe for helping to make these gun buybacks happen.

Our second gun buyback was in Las Cruces where we bought back 161 working firearms. Close to a third of the guns we took in were semi-automatic handguns.

All firearms will be dismantled and turned into gardening tools which you can purchase on our website starting next month. All proceeds will help to fund future gun buybacks. But if you can’t wait until next month, visit Grace Jewelry store where you can purchase one of our gardening tools:

Grace Jewelry
125 E Palace Ave #137
Santa Fe, NM 87501 
www.wearyourgrace.com

Left: Guns purchased from Taos gun buyback.

Above: Our latest tools by Brazilian Artist Renee De Silva

Our successful gun buybacks are largely made possible through the commitment and support from our members. Please consider taking our Gun Buyback and School Mural pledge and support our future efforts!

Amazing Mobile School Mural Project Completed

Wow! Sandoval County students finished a mobile school mural that now resides in the Sandoval County Courthouse.

We completed our 5th Mural to End Gun Violence. We worked with an amazing group of talented high school students from Sandoval County. The students came from Zia Pueblo, San Felipe Pueblo, Kewa Pueblo and Bernalillo County. This mural is portable and was the backdrop for the Parkland students when they came to Albuquerque. It was unveiled at the 13th District Court House in Sandoval County where it will be on display through the end of November. It will then begin a tour around the state. The honorable Judge Louis McDonald honored our artists with certificates and letters of appreciation for their work on the mural and their service to the community on the issue of gun violence

Sandoval County student mural artists stand with Parkland Students on July 11th in Albuquerque

2019 Legislative Agenda Presented to LHHS

Wow! Sandoval County students finished a mobile school mural that now resides in the Sandoval County Courthouse.

New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence presented our 2019 legislation at the joint meeting of the Legislative Health and Human Services and Courts Corrections and Justice Committee hearing. We presented our domestic violence offenders firearms relinquishment bill. This would require domestic violence offenders under protective orders to relinquish all firearms while under a protective order. We also proudly introduced our two students, Julia Mazal and Sophie Luissiez, who are working on passing a Child Access Prevention bill.

Thank you for your continued support! We are making so much progress which wouldn’t be possible without our passionate members. Please consider making a contribution our work. Without great supporters like you, our work wouldn’t be possible.

Together, we are making progress toward making New Mexico safer for our families.

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