From the February 2018 magazine.

Keeping it safe

Here in Albuquerque, several AA groups have been wrestling with the issue of allowing “open carry” guns and weapons in the meetings. Some members have called this an “outside issue,” stating that the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

In my (not so humble) opinion, fundamental safety in an AA meeting is not an outside issue. An AA meeting must be perceived by those attending—and by the community at large—as a safe place.

-- Peter H.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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