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New Mexico Governor Bans Guns for 30 Days Under the Guise of ‘Public Health’

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, issued an emergency public health order on Friday that suspends the open and concealed carry of firearms in the state’s largest city of Albuquerque for 30 days.

The Democratic governor cited the recent murder of an 11-year-old boy who was shot and killed following a road rage incident as her rationale for declaring the emergency. Grisham said she is expecting legal challenges, but added that she felt compelled to act due to rising gun crime in the city.

Lujan Grisham also sent a letter requesting assistance for federal agents to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. The governor stated that she has been requesting federal aid since June 2022.Federal resources are needed to help curb “escalating violence and drug and human-trafficking activity that is ravaging our great state,” she said.

“The nature and volume of these crimes require focused attention from the federal government,” Grisham said at a press conference flanked by law enforcement officials.

The suspension of Second Amendment rights is tied to violent crime thresholds that the Albuquerque area is currently meeting. The order calls for “civil administrative penalties availably by law” that include fines up to $5,000, said Caroline Sweeney, a spokesperson for the governor’s office.

Police officers and licensed security guards are exempt from the ban.

Citizens will still be allowed to transport firearms to some private locations — such as a gun range or a gun store — provided that the transport container contains a trigger lock or another mechanism to prevent it from firing.

While taking questions at the press conference, Lujan Grisham asked reporters to envision a “perfect world” where a ban on firearms would allow police to focus on “the real criminals.”

“No constitutional right, in my view, including my oath, is intended to be absolute,” she said. “There are restrictions on free speech, there are restrictions on my freedoms,” she continued before listing victims of gun violence.

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  • Linzapanzer says:

    Oh that’ll stop the criminals from shooting little kids…not. That will only bind the hands of law abiding citizens from stepping in to help when the bad guys pull their guns. Democrats as a whole should be disallowed to hold office unless they can pass an IQ test…idiots. REMOVE HER FROM OFFICE FOR STEPPING ON THE 14TH AMENDMENT!!!

    • Linzapanzer says:

      SORRY! 2ND AMENDMENT. I was just reading about the idiots who want to ban President Trump from the ballot and got confused. I apologize.

  • EZ says:

    ignore everything that these uneducated ones of our constitution try to impose on us, the more we follow and listen the more we become china. isnt anything they can do

  • John says:

    and that right shall not be infringed upon?

  • Richard Alan Anderson says:

    So the Constitution constructed by Jefferson, Madison, et. al. Is just junk in the estimation of this ditz of a Governor. I guess if she has the power to eliminate a piece of the Bill of Rights she has the power to eliminate it all. God save us from these fools.

  • Cheryl says:

    Crime is rampant because of HER!! That’s what these slimeballs do. Problem, reaction, solution. THEY cause the problem, the masses react, and THEY have the solution. The good People of New Mexico need to demand she RESIGN!!!

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