Man who brought gun into NM Capitol IDed as Holloman airman
Posted at: 09/27/2013 8:00 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
The man who brought an AR 15 rifle into the New Mexico Capitol building has been identified as a technical sergeant at Holloman Air Force Base.
The airman uploaded a video on YouTube of him walking into the Capitol with a rifle and telling the security guards about his rights as a gun owner.
Police officers spoke with the man but didn't stop him because New Mexico doesn't have any laws that specifically ban firearms in the Capitol.
Holloman Air Force Base told KOB Eyewitness News 4 that the man works with the 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
An official said the Air Force is currently investigating the incident and will respond appropriately.