ABQ City Council Votes Down Anti-Firearms Preemption Resolution!

Two Gun Control Ordinances Still Loom Ahead for September 21st Council Meeting

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The Albuquerque City Council voted down Resolution R-20-68 on a 5-4 vote! IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On Wednesday evening, thanks to all of your calls and emails, the Albuquerque City Council voted down Resolution R-20-68 on a 5-4 vote.  This non-binding resolution would have urged the New Mexico Legislature to strip the firearms preemption clause from Article II, Section 6 (the Right to Keep and Bear Arms provision) of the State Constitution and put that revision to voters for approval.  Without preemption, cities like Albuquerque would be able to pass whatever firearms restrictions they want — including gun bans, magazine limits, licensing and registration schemes, and prohibitions on carrying firearms on your person or in your car.  Thanks to all NRA members and concerned gun owners who registered their opposition to this dangerous measure!

Please be sure to thank Councilmembers Pena, Bassan, Borrego, Jones, and Harris who voted AGAINST R-20-68; their contact information can be found below.

There are still two gun control ordinances pending on the City Council’s docket:

Ordinance O-19-82 mandates locked storage requirements for any firearms outside your immediate possession or control, with fines and/or jail time for violations.  Requiring all firearms out of arm’s reach to be stored with a lock or in a locked container will render them useless in self-defense situations and most recreational or competitive shooting scenarios.  New Mexico already has a child abuse/endangerment statute that gives law enforcement and district attorneys the tools to charge and prosecute parents or guardians in appropriate cases when their child gains unauthorized access to a firearm and commits a crime or injures himself or another.  This ordinance is expected to be considered at the Council’s meeting on Monday, September 21, at 3:00 pm.

Ordinance O-19-83 bans firearms at any building owned or leased by the city for conducting business with the public, including city hall, city libraries, city community centers, city parks and recreation facilities.  This would negate your right to carry and protect yourself in these taxpayer-owned buildings and facilities and nullify your state-issued concealed handgun license in countless locations.  Criminals would ignore these newly-created gun-free zones that leave law-abiding citizens defenseless.  This measure is expected to be considered at the Council’s meeting on Monday, September 21, at 3:00 pm.

Please contact each of the members of the Albuquerque City Council and let them know you OPPOSE O-19-82 & O-19-83.  

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Information on how to submit written comment to the Councilmembers in advance of the September meetings, and how to participate via Zoom to offer verbal testimony at these meetings, can be found below.

Note: Council meeting agendas will be posted at 3:00 pm on the Friday before the next meeting.

Written Comments: The Council will take general public written comment on the meeting’s specific agenda items via email through 1:00 pm on the day of the meeting.  Web form submission for public comment can be found here. These comments will be distributed to all Councilors for review in advance of the meeting.

Virtual, Live Comments: The Council will take general public comment on any topic, including agenda items, up to a maximum of 15 people, on a first-come, first-served basis. To provide real time verbal public comment over Zoom, participants must sign-up for public comment by 1:00 pm the day of the Council meeting, but sign-up will start as soon as the Council agenda is posted, at 3:00 pm the Friday before the Council meeting. The sign-up sheet can be accessed here.

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About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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Dan (@deckert)
1 year ago

2nd response to my emails…
Says something good from 2 council members. Yes?

Good evening,

I agree with your statements. I do not believe we should impose more regulations especially at a municipal level and when they appear to work in opposition of the United States Constitution while possibly putting more innocent people at risk. I do not plan on supporting these Ordinances. 

Thank you for reaching out.

Brook Bassan
Albuquerque City Councilor
District 4
Office: 505-768-3101
Fax: 505-768-3227
Cell: 505-414-3493
Email: [email protected]

Dan (@deckert)
1 year ago

One response to me so far…

Thank you. I do not support this Legislation. 

My vote will be “NO”!

Trudy Jones
Albuquerque City Council

Sent from my iPad
Sat 9/12/2020 9:36 AM

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uncle dudley (@rockhouse)
1 year ago

The local newspaper had an editorial coming out against the city council taking up the gun issue and said that should be left to the states legislature.
Wonder if that had any impact on the narrow defeat of the resolution.
We will see if the next votes are the same or if these council members will play legislators and violate the citizens rights even further.

JPM (@jpm)
1 year ago

Puta Grisham, the current dictator/governor of New Mexico is 2nd only to California’s liberal POS governor as the worst governor in the nation.

willyd (@willyd)
1 year ago

N M and Nevada are two states that are making SUPER HARD LEFTS for all kinds of firearm restrictions, the mental demise from California is spreading as they move to other states, moving but not changing their mindset!!!!!!!!