City of Albuquerque
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File #: O-19-83   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Council - To Be Introduced
File created: 10/7/2019 In control: Finance & Government Operations Committee
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Adding A New Section "31" To Chapter 12, Article 2 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque To Prohibiting Firearms At City Facilities (Davis, Benton, Gibson)
Attachments: 1. O-83.pdf
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-19-83 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Patrick Davis, Isaac Benton, Diane G. Gibson


ORDINANCE
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Adding A New Section "31" To Chapter 12, Article 2 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque To Prohibiting Firearms At City Facilities (Davis, Benton, Gibson)
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WHEREAS, public buildings and meetings of city councils, commissions, and governing bodies continue to experience increasing safety threats from use of firearms in public facilities; and
WHEREAS, to list a few, shootings and mass shootings at public facilities have continued to occur around the country, including:
* 1997, Maricopa County, AZ - A County Supervisor was shot and wounded at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors;
* 1998, Riverside, CA - The Mayor and two city Councilors were shot and wounded during public hearings, three officers were also shot and wounded;
* 2003, New York City, NY - A Councilor was shot and killed by a political opponent in City Hall;
* 2008, Kirkwood, MO - Five were shot and killed and two others were shot and wounded during a City Council Meeting (including City staff, two Councilors and the Mayor);
* 2010, Washington, DC - One City staff member was shot and killed, and another was shot and wounded at a City Public Works Facility;
* 2012, Middleton, NY - A man who was convicted of harassing the mayor's daughter was killed by security officers after he walked into a courthouse and started firing a 12-gauge shotgun, one police officer was shot and wounded;
* 2013, Pocono, PA - A zoning official and two were residents shot and killed at a municipal township meeting;
* 2013, Ross Township, PA - A gunman went on a shooting rampage at a public meeting of township supervisors in the municipal building, leaving three people dead and three others injured;
* 2014, Alturas, CA - Four people were shot and kill...

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