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City of Carlsbad to Vote on Second Amendment Sanctuary City Status

Carlsbad City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday to consider establishing itself as a Second Amendment Sanctuary City, Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway said.

“We’ve had a lot of feedback from our citizens, who are understandably highly concerned about some of the legislation introduced during this past state session,” Mayor Janway said. “This resolution will clarify our fierce opposition to any current or future unconstitutional infringement upon our Second Amendment rights.”

The resolution declares that City Council will not authorize or appropriate government funds or resources for the purpose of enforcing a law that unconstitutionally infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

Numerous counties and cities across New Mexico, including Eddy County, have passed similar ordinances in 2019.

“We encourage City Council to support this resolution,” Janway said. “We believe the right thing to do is to join communities across the state in declaring our support for an individual’s right to bear arms.”

The 4 p.m. March 21st meeting will take place at the City of Carlsbad Municipal Annex, 114 S. Halageuno St. To view the resolution, please visit

Carlsbad, New Mexico - Official City Website