Alamogordo declared Second Amendment Sanctuary city

Alamogordo declared Second Amendment Sanctuary city

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Alamogordo Police Chief Brian Peete addresses the Alamogordo City Commission at their regular meeting March 12. (Photo: Nicole Maxwell/Alamogordo Daily News) A few weeks ago, Otero County joined 29 other counties in declaring itself to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary county . Otero County and others have made this move to protest legislative actions they feel may infringe on people’s right to bear arms. Joining the chorus Tuesday evening, the Alamogordo City Commission voted unanimously to declare itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary city at its regular meeting. “I asked for this item to be placed on the agenda, so we could discuss it, I know it was a little bit rushed but the (2019 New Mexico Legislative) session ends (March 16),” Alamogordo City Commissioner Josh Rardin said. “I felt that it was more important we address this issue or show support for Otero County or whatever the commission feels, prior to the session ending. There’s some bills that aren’t in the best interests of the people of New Mexico.” The symbolic declaration is a resolution and not a law. A standing-room only crowd was in attendance at the regular Alamogordo City Commission meeting Tuesday where they became a Second Amendment Sanctuary City. (Photo: Nicole Maxwell/Alamogordo Daily News) “There’s a little bit of a misconception with what’s going on here,” Alamogordo Mayor Richard Boss said. “Basically, what we’re doing with a resolution is only a symbolic gesture. Our police force is going to have to enforce the laws of the […]

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