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Texas State Rifle Association

Texas State Rifle Association

Houston, Tx --( Recently, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety announced an end to recognition of CHLs from, and reciprocity agreements with, a large number of states — including Texas and other states, many that neighbor with New Mexico.

This stems from a new and different interpretation by NM DPS of that state’s reciprocity law, which requires other states’ concealed carry statutes to be as stringent as, or substantially similar to, New Mexico law.

We will monitor further action on situation and report back to you with any new information. In the meantime, we suggest you contact the New Mexico Department of Public Safety’s Concealed Carry Unit if you have any travel plans to that state in the immediate future.

Those living on the Texas-New Mexico border, be particularly cautious. Click the link below for more the New Mexico Department of Public Safety page containing the logic and a listing of the states involved. Read them all and share with yoru out of state friends.

New Mexico DPS Reciprocity Agreements with update

Federal Election Voter’s Guide
As the NRA state affiliate, the Texas State Rifle Association-Political Action Committee publishes scores for federal office, directly and unedited, as provided by NRA-ILA.

We expect federal scores to be posted this week. Go to for state candidates (updated as often as necessary). and for Federal scores or the link to NRA-ILA when available.

The Dog Ate My Homework!
If your favorite candidate is shown with a question mark after their name, they did not return the TSRA-NRA candidate questionnaire.

Late questionnaires are accepted. The goal is to provide the best non-partisan information possible to voting Texans regarding the 2nd amendment and hunting issues. When you see question marks next to a name in the guide, it’s because we couldn’t find the candidate and got no response from the campaign.

We need your help! Give your candidates a call and urge them to contact me.

Last But Not Least
TSRA will get back to you with information on New Mexico as information is available. For now, plan your personal safety accordingly and contact the New Mexico DPS for clarification.

Join, renew, or up-grade your TSRA membership at or 512-615-4200. As with voting, your power in Austin comes from your fellow TSRA members.

Remember early voting begins statewide on May 14th for the Primary election. Go to before voting for a last look at the voter’s guide, updates happen daily.

Keep the faith and be ready to vote on election day, May 29th or before.


Alice Tripp
Texas State Rifle Association

The Mission of the Texas State Rifle Association is to protect and defend the inalienable rights of the individual Texan to acquire, possess, transport, carry, transfer ownership and enjoy the right to lawful use of firearms for self preservation, for the defense of family and property and the common defense of the Republic and the individual liberties of the people. Visit:

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