Recently, New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham issued a public health emergency and suspended the legal carrying of firearms.
“No constitutional right, in my view, including my oath, is intended to be absolute. There are restrictions on free speech, there are restrictions on my freedoms,” said Lujan Grisham.
“When New Mexicans are afraid to be in crowds, to take their kids to school, to leave a baseball game — when their very right to exist is threatened by the prospect of violence at every turn — something is very wrong,” Lujan Grisham said in a statement.
She issued the order after an 11 year was killed by gun violence.
Today I issued a 30-day ban on the open & concealed carrying of guns in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Gun violence is killing between 2 and 3 children every month in NM – every single one of these deaths is unconscionable and they must stop. https://t.co/KJdXUMBVaG
— Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (@GovMLG) September 9, 2023
Below is an extended clip of the governor talking with the press after issuing the order. Note that toward the end, the Governor admits that criminals won’t follow her order. She knows this is punishing law-abiding citizens.
Every part about this clip is stupid & embarrassing but note at the end how she admits criminals won’t honor her new edict against carrying weapons — in other words, the crime she’s using as an excuse to restrict self-defense is about to give her a lot more excuses to declare… https://t.co/3R18QQfQVT
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 9, 2023
State lawmakers have already called for the governor to be impeached and even liberals like David Hogg and Rep. Ted Lieu have denounced the order.
Internal polling must be TERRIBLE.
Or else Republicans found out how Democrats cheated and 2024 may be a functional election.
Cuz Ted Lieu and Newsom don’t care about your rights. They would murder your children and laugh.
Trump 2024 has them shook! pic.twitter.com/blA1zFc6oL
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 10, 2023