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Lubbock City Council Members Reject Proposals to Make Council Meetings "Gun-Free Zones"

Friday, December 18, 2015

Lubbock City Council Members Reject Proposals to Make Council Meetings "Gun-Free Zones"

On Thursday night, the Lubbock City Council voted 5-2 to defeat two resolutions that would have banned open and concealed carry by Concealed Handgun Licensees (CHLs) at council meetings.  Thank you to NRA members who showed up to testify against these unnecessary restrictions on their right to self-defense. Also, thank you to Lubbock-area state Representatives Dustin Burrows and John Frullo for notifying NRA-ILA about these proposals and voicing their concerns about them (and pointing out that the Texas Legislature allows CHLs to carry their firearms into the Capitol and while attending public meetings in the building).

 Please thank the mayor and council members who stood up for your Second Amendment rights by voting against these resolutions:

Mayor Glen Robertson
Council Member Victor Hernandez
Council Member Jeff Griffith
Council Member Jim Gerlt
Council Member Karen Gibson

Unfortunately, the Council tabled a resolution sponsored by Mayor Glen Robertson that would have expanded personal protection rights for city employees by directing the City Manager to develop and enforce policies allowing any city employee who has a valid CHL to carry concealed while on-duty or while operating a city vehicle.  Employees will continue to be required to obtain authorization from the manager to do so.  However, Mayor Robertson is currently exploring other possibilities to expand the right to self-defense for city employees.


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