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Albuquerque Supports Right-to-Carry: Voters Elect Chavez As Mayor

Thursday, October 4, 2001

FAIRFAX, VA -- On Tuesday, Albuquerque voters repudiated anti-gun Mayor Jim Baca`s attempts to exclude them from the benefits of the state`s Right-to-Carry law, by defeating him at the polls and electing former mayor Martin Chavez. Chavez strongly supports the right of trained, law-abiding citizens to protect themselves in a responsible manner. The National Rifle Association`s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) urged voters to support a uniform state Right-to-Carry law by opposing Baca in the mayoral race.

"This is a great victory for the people of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico," said Randy Kozuch, Director of NRA-ILA`s State and Local Affairs division. "The residents of Albuquerque went to the polls and not only elected a mayor who trusts law-abiding citizens by supporting their right of self-protection, but refused Mayor Baca another opportunity to deny that right."

The overwhelming support for pro-Second Amendment candidates Chavez, Bob Schwartz and Mike McEntee, who--combined--garnered roughly 70% of the vote, proves that Mayor Baca has been out of touch with a majority of his constituents. "Mayor Baca`s scare tactics and personal crusade to deny law-abiding citizens the chance to participate in the New Mexico`s Right-to-Carry law, as well as his distortion of the issue in gruesome ads, was clearly rejected by Albuquerque`s voters," added Kozuch.

Mayor Baca`s ordinance #01-108, that would have opted Albuquerque out of New Mexico`s Right-to-Carry law, was overwhelmingly defeated twice by the city council.

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