Mayor signs action banning firearms from community centers

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The City of Albuquerque is pushing a new initiative to keep kids safe from guns.

At a rally demanding action for stricter gun laws, Mayor Tim Keller signed an administrative instruction banning firearms from all of the city’s community centers, multi-generational centers, and senior centers, which serve over 200,000 kids.

He cited 27 gun offenses reported at these centers in a four-year period, and a May 2013 shooting that killed an 8-year-old girl at the Alamosa Community Center.

The city stated it will have more information at a news conference on Monday about how it plans to address domestic terrorism in the mayor’s so-called “Project Guardian” initiative.

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