In a massive reversal, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham revised her original “public health order” that temporarily banned gun owners from carrying their firearms in public in Albuquerque and the surrounding Bernalillo County.
Now the ban only applies to individuals who are in parks and playgrounds. A judge has already struck down her original order.
Biden-appointed U.S. District Court Judge David Urias said, “The violation of a constitutional right, even for minimal periods of time, unquestionably constitutes irreparable injury.”
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“I’m going to continue pushing to make sure that all of us are using every resource available to put an end to this public health emergency with the urgency it deserves,” said Lujan Grisham. “I will not accept the status quo – enough is enough.”
“Today a judge temporarily blocked sections of our public health order but recognized the significant problem of gun violence in this state, particularly involving the deaths of children,” she wrote in response to the judge’s decision.
“As governor, I see the pain of families who lost their loved ones to gun violence every single day, and I will never stop fighting to prevent other families from enduring these tragedies.”
“Over the past four days, I’ve seen more attention on resolving the crisis of gun violence than I have in the past four years. Now is the time to bring clarity of purpose: New Mexicans must again feel safe walking home from school, driving to the grocery store, or leaving their hometown baseball stadium,” Lujan Grisham added.
“And I call on leaders across the state, from local law enforcement to the Legislature to mayors and county commissioners: Stand with me to enact solutions that save people’s lives. Throwing up our hands is not an option.”
Legal experts, including Jonathan Turley of George Washington University Law School, says Grisham’s ban is “flagrantly unconstitutional.”
The far-left Democrat says she believes the Second Amendment is not “absolute.” (Poll: Who Should Win the Presidency In 2024? VOTE)
Governor Lujan Grisham says her duty to uphold her oath to the constitution is "not absolute" pic.twitter.com/Mla4rcNXMX
— Beau Hightower (@beauhightowerdn) September 8, 2023
“No constitutional right, in my view, including my oath, is intended to be absolute,” Grisham told residents of her state.
The gun ban will last “at least 30 days” because three children were recently shot in the area.
Social media immediately erupted with negative backlash against Grisham. Stripping law-abiding citizens of their gun rights undoubtedly makes Americans less safe. Criminals, by definition, will not follow the gun ban. Now they can be assured that their victims will be unarmed in public.
Billionaire business mogul Elon Musk asked, “How soon can this person be removed from office?” (Trending: Why Joe Biden Must Be Impeached)
There are widespread calls for Grisham’s impeachment and removal from office over the ban.
“At risk of stating what should be obvious, deliberately violating the Constitution is next-level illegal,” Musk added.
The order, in my view, is flagrantly unconstitutional under existing Second Amendment precedent. It could also be a calculated effort to evade a ruling by making the period of suspension so short…https://t.co/aURAa8Ict9
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) September 9, 2023
Local law enforcement officials also expressed concerns that the governor’s order violated Second Amendment rights.
“The governor of New Mexico is using a public health order to suspend a right guaranteed by the US Constitution. Yes, a public health order,” Ron DeSantis Press Secretary Jeremy Redfern responded. “Did you think the left was going to stop at just forcing you to wear a mask?”
I agree with Elon Musk.
The Governor of New Mexico needs to be removed immediately. pic.twitter.com/FUp8Yby3tU
— Shadow of Ezra (@ShadowofEzra) September 9, 2023
Bernalillo County Sheriff John Allen said, “While I understand and appreciate the urgency, the temporary ban challenges the foundation of our Constitution, which I swore an oath to uphold.” (Trending: Joe Biden Decides Whether to Wear A Mask Again)
“I am wary of placing my deputies in positions that could lead to civil liability conflicts, as well as the potential risks posed by prohibiting law-abiding citizens from their constitutional right to self-defense.”