ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) – The Otero Tea Party Patriots and two other groups are planning a rally in Alamogordo on Saturday for people who want to voice their dissatisfaction with health care reform legislation, big government and the Obama administration.
Aside from the usual poster board signs, participants are encouraged to bring their guns.
Police Lt. Hal Alton says a permit allowing the Otero Tea Party Patriots, the Alamogordo Second Amendment Task Force and the Sons of Liberty Riders to hold the weekend rally was approved Wednesday.
Alton says officers will monitor the rally, but he expects it will be a lawful assembly.
It’s legal to openly carry a firearm in most places in New Mexico. Exceptions include bars, schools and a few other places. Alton says at least 150 people are expected to participate.