School board to consider gun resolution

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Education> Issue eventually tabled as members want more information

By Tris DeRoma

After listening to a representative from the New Mexico Citizens for Gun Safety, members of the Los Alamos School Board they will consider adopting and acting on parts, if not all, of the organization’s resolution.
Resident and active school district volunteer James Langenbrunner gave an impassioned introduction to the resolution last week, imploring the board members to seriously consider their resolution.
Secretary Matt Williams introduced Langenbrunner to the board as well as explained to the board why the resolution may be relevant to the board’s consideration. He also asked his friend and colleague to stay within the scope of public education when talking about the issue of gun safety.
“I think it falls under the purview of the board where we have to consider youth, the education of youth, our facilities and much of this falls under that. But we’re also very close to the edge of what really what’s prudent for the board to consider, so I’m going to encourage you to stay within the purview of the board,” he said.
As far as the schools are concerned, Langenbrunner introduced his resolution as a health and safety issue that directly concerns not only children in New Mexico, but children across the nation.

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