ROSWELL, N.M. — Roswell city employees who have concealed-carry permits may now carry concealed weapons in the workplace.

The Roswell Daily Record reports that the City Council voted 9-1 Thursday night to approve a resolution allowing the city manager to permit workers with concealed-carry permits to carry a concealed weapon on city property.

Councilor Jason Perry says he proposed the resolution so employees can protect themselves. He cites an August shooting in the city library in Clovis in two people were killed and others wounded.

Councilor Juan Oropesa cast the sole dissenting vote. He said having guns in the workplace can be dangerous if people get angry.

Roswell previously prohibited its employees from carrying firearms on city property or their vehicles while on duty, except for police officers, firefighters and some others.

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