Freight trains still rumble through Vaughn, NM just like they have since the 1800s. There are two schools, and a couple of bars and restaurants. Hoteliers still rent rooms to travelers even though few tourists stay overnight.
There’s little traffic and not much crime in this sleepy little town that 500 people call home. Ranchers, farmers and business owners all support the second amendment. Many own guns.
But not everyone in town has the right to carry a firearm – including the city’s only two police officers. After run-ins with the law, both lawmen’s holsters are empty. New Mexico State Police arrested Vaughn Police Chief Ernest “Chris” Armijo last summer after a grand jury in Texas indicted him for criminal nonsupport of his ex-wife and two young sons.
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