Armed citizens descend on gun banning, New Mexico Mayor


By Doug Book, staff writer

  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 meeting attendees.

 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 represent.

 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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8 thoughts on “Armed citizens descend on gun banning, New Mexico Mayor”

  1. Absolutely loved that this happened. Why didn't they take it further and help the fool out the door when he stated "he couldn't be sitting in this seat"?

  2. Admit his resignation and any others on the council tha fell the same way and get an American Counsil in their place

  3. I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people.
    To disarm the people is the best and most effectual
    way to enslave them.

    George Mason – Co-author of the 2nd Amendment
    during Virginia's convention to ratify The Constitution, 1778.

  4. Firearms stand next in importance to the United States Constitution
    itself. They are the American peoples liberty teeth and keystone under
    independence……from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day,
    events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security
    and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. The very
    atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference. They
    deserve a place with all that's good.

    George Washington – First President of the United States.

  5. To perserve liberty, it's essential that the whole body of the people
    always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young,
    how to use them.

    Richard Henry Lee – American Statesman, 1788.


    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

    China established gun control in 1935. >From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.

    You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

    Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

    Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!

    The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.

    With guns, we are 'citizens'. Without them, we are 'subjects'.

    During WW II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

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