Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Letter to the editor - March 6


March 6, 2019

Becoming ‘sanctuary’ isn’t safe

I would like to explain why I will no longer consider Tucumcari as a shopping destination.

Our local paper, The Guadalupe County Communicator, ran an article stating that the Quay County sheriff introduced a motion that was passed unanimously by the commission to declare Quay County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County.”

The reasoning was to evade any state laws that may effect gun ownership. The sheriff said he felt the laws would effect law-abiding citizens.

Are you aware there is a gun-violence epidemic in this country? There are more firearms than people. Without regulations, such as universal background checks and closing the gun-show loophole, it is impossible to keep guns out the hands of people that shouldn’t have them.

And why in God’s name does anyone need an automatic weapon or huge magazines of ammunition? How many more children must die before that sinks in?

I live in Santa Rosa and travel to Tucumcari several times a month to shop. I spend thousands of dollars there feeding my five dogs, 17 horses, and buying supplies for my farm.

If Quay County cannot make any attempt to guarantee my safety when I am there, I cannot find it in my conscience to even go there.

We all have to work together to end this senseless gun violence.

Kimberly Harris

Santa Rosa


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