Armed citizens descend on gun banning, New Mexico Mayor
When Ruidoso, New Mexico Mayor Ray Alborn issued an order
banning the carrying of firearms in city owned buildings last month,
he couldn’t have imagined he would be faced with nearly 100 armed,
irate gun owners at the next meeting of the city council.
But 2nd Amendment supporters from all over
the nation came to the little town to express their outrage at Mayor
Alborn’s ham-handed affront to law abiding American citizens.
And express themselves they did as speakers went one by one to the microphone, “…most of them with their guns holstered by their sides.”
“You are just as much a tyrant for
requiring someone to surrender their civil rights to carry a firearm in
order to participate in their government as you are in asking them to
surrender their right to vote or anything else,” said one of the
Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt made the trip to Ruidoso to inform Alborn that “almost all of the mass murders in our country have occurred in areas just like you’re fixing to set up, in gun free zones…”
Like so many liberal political hacks,
Alborn is convinced that guns belong only is the hands of the police,
as officers are exempt from his edict.
Also typical of his breed is Alborn’s
whining lament threatening resignation if his wishes are not followed.
“My responsibility is the health, safety and welfare of our [city]
employees so if we’re not going to be able to do these kinds of things
I’m not sure I want to be sitting in this seat,” he said upon being
confronted with the actual will of the people he was elected to
Frankly, someone should inform Mayor
Alborn that his real “responsibility” is upholding the Constitution
of the state of New Mexico and securing the rights guaranteed by that
document to the people of his city.
Although the Ruidoso city council chose to
table the vote on Mayor Alborn’s gun-banning measure, two things were
made clear at the recent meeting: the right to keep and bear arms
might have surpassed Social Security as the dangerous third rail of
American politics; and when faced with overwhelming odds, a smart
police officer will not opt for enforcing an unpopular,
unconstitutional rule. For though the “No Guns Allowed” signs were
clearly posted on meeting room doors, no one paid them any notice and
not one of the attending officers said a single word about it.
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