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ABQ City Council Defeats Mandatory Gun Storage Ordinance & Ban on Firearms In City Buildings!

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

ABQ City Council Defeats Mandatory Gun Storage Ordinance & Ban on Firearms In City Buildings!

Thanks to your phone calls and emails in opposition to Ordinance O-19-82 (mandating locked storage requirements for any firearms outside your immediate possession or control) and Ordinance O-19-83 (banning firearms at any building owned or leased by the city for conducting business with the public), the Albuquerque City Council defeated both measures on a 6-3 vote Monday night.  During debate on the proposals, one Councilmember remarked that she had received over 600 individual contacts against these ordinances!

This comes on the heels of the Council also recently voting down Resolution R-20-68, which would have urged the New Mexico Legislature to pass legislation stripping the state firearms preemption language from the New Mexico Constitution and putting the proposal to voters for approval.

Please take a moment to thank the following Councilmembers who voted against O-19-82 and O-19-83:

District 1: Councilor Sena - lansena@cabq.gov | (505) 768-3183
District 3: Councilor Pena - kpena@cabq.gov | (505) 768-3127
District 4: Councilor Bassan - bbassan@cabq.gov | (505) 768-3101
District 5: Councilor Borrego - cynthiaborrego@cabq.gov | (505) 768-3189
District 8: Councilor Jones - trudyjones@cabq.gov | (505) 768-3106
District 9: Councilor Harris - dharris@cabq.gov | (505) 768-3123

Sincerely,
NRA-ILA

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