Bloomfield passes Second Amendment Preservation City resolution

Bloomfield passes Second Amendment Preservation City resolution

Gun Rights

Bloomfield Mayor Cynthia Atencio reads a Second Amendment Preservation City resolution, Monday, March 11, 2019, during the Bloomfield City Council meeting. (Photo: Hannah Grover/The Daily Times) BLOOMFIELD — Bloomfield City Council became the latest city to announce it will not use city resources to enforce gun control laws it considers unconstitutional. The City Council voted unanimously to declare Bloomfield a Second Amendment Preservation City. Councilor Matt Pennington voiced his support for the resolution with the vote of “hell yes.” Bloomfield joins the cities of Farmington and Española in passing a resolution in opposition to gun control legislation. “That we had to make that vote to me is appalling,” Pennington said at the end of the City Council meeting on Monday. He said the council should not have to pass resolutions to protect constitutional rights. Bloomfield resident David Gerg asked the councilors what the resolution meant. He asked if it means he can sell a gun to someone else without conducting a background check and not face prosecution. Mayor Cynthia Atencio explained that people could still be prosecuted under state law if they sell a gun without conducting a background check, however the city will not provide resources to arrest or prosecute people under that law. The Bloomfield City Council unanimously passed a Second Amendment Preservation City resolution, Monday, March 11, 2019, during a Bloomfield City Council meeting. (Photo: Hannah Grover/The Daily Times) Atencio said the resolution makes a statement of support for San Juan County Sheriff Shane Ferrari. The […]

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