City stands with county as second amendment sanctuary

City stands with county as second amendment sanctuary

Gun Rights

City Councilor Jeanine Corn Best, left, brought four unloaded firearms to share her support of Roswell becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary city to the Roswell City Council on Thursday. Chaves County Sheriff Mike Herrington, right, holds two rifles and Deputy Charles Yslas (not pictured) held the other two before the dais in the new council chambers at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center. (Alison Penn Photo) Resolution supporting ‘unborn’ passed Two resolutions, one declaring Roswell a Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution sanctuary city and another “in support of the unborn,” were passed by the Roswell City Council. In the drafted abstracts of both resolutions, the city stated to not enforce proposed laws or regulations conflicting with the right to bear arms or protecting “fetal life” and morals of healthcare professionals. These resolutions are in response to gun control and limitations on abortion currently being reviewed by the New Mexico State Legislature. The resolution for Second Amendment sanctuary measure was passed 9 to 0 by the council. After being amended to include support of adoption, the resolution in support of the unborn was approved with a vote of 7 to 1 with one councilor abstaining. City Council held its first meeting in the recently opened Roswell Convention & Civic Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Previously, the meeting has been held in the Bassett Auditorium at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. City Councilors Savino Sanchez, Jacob Roebuck, Judy Stubbs, Steve Henderson, Caleb Grant, Jeanine Corn Best, Barry Foster, […]

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