City takes up arms for Second Amendment

City takes up arms for Second Amendment

Gun Rights

City Councilor Jeanine Corn Best, standing behind the dais, brought four unloaded firearms used by herself and four generations of her family 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, left, held the other two firearms before the dais in the new council chambers at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center. (Alison Penn Photo) City councilors and a supportive audience rallied around Roswell joining Chaves County as a Second Amendment sanctuary city. City Attorney Aaron Holloman said the item was brought to the city staff to make a statement of several items to be considered at the state and federal levels. Holloman said the resolution had three objectives that Roswell would become a sanctuary city for the Second Amendment, the city would show support of Chaves County’s resolution and would declare opposition to enforcing unconstitutional regulation of rights. City councilors showed a majority of support in their comments on the resolutions at the first meeting held in the new council chamber at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center on Thursday night. All councilors were present, except Councilor George Peterson. Councilor Judy Stubbs made the motion and Councilor Barry Foster seconded it. After discussion, Mayor Dennis Kintigh called for a roll-call vote and it passed 8 to 1 with Councilor Juan Oropesa casting the only dissenting vote. Councilors who were in favor and against, as well […]

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