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Thank Those Who Support "Right to Carry" in Albuquerque

Tuesday, September 18, 2001

THANK THOSE WHO SUPPORT "RIGHT TO CARRY" IN ALBUQUERQUE

      At last night`s Albuquerque City Council meeting, Mayor Jim Baca and Councillor Alan Armijo tried to resurrect Ordinance 01-108, which would opt the city out of the state`s new "Right To Carry" law and prohibit city residents or visitors from legally carrying a concealed handgun for personal protection within city limits. As you recall, the council`s Finance & Government Operations committee had rejected the proposal on a 5-0 vote last month. The attempt to revive the issue for debate before the full council failed on a resounding 7-1 vote, with Armijo casting the lone YES vote.

     Please take a quick moment to call or email the councilmembers who voted against Mayor Baca and his misguided ordinance and who voted for a uniform, statewide "Right To Carry" law that doesn`t discriminate against residents of or visitors to Albuquerque.

Those members are as follows: City Council Phone 768-3100

Link to Councillor Email Addresses: www.cabq.gov

District 2 Vince Griego

District 3 Adele Baca-Hundley

District 4 Brad Winter

District 5 Tim Kline

District 6 Hess Yntema

District 7 Mike McEntee

District 9 Michael Brasher (District 8 Councillor Greg Payne was not present at the meeting but strongly opposes such a ban.)

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