New Mexico Governor Bans Second Amendment

| September 10, 2023

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)

New Mexico governor orders suspension of open and concealed carry of guns in Albuquerque

By Conor Powell and Andy Rose, CNN

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has declared gun violence and drug abuse a public health emergency after a string of recent deadly shootings, some involving children.

The emergency order includes the suspension of open and concealed carry laws in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, temporarily banning the carrying of guns on public property with certain exceptions, according to a statement from Lujan Grisham on Friday.

Lujan Grisham cited the shooting deaths of three children from July through September, as well as a pair of mass shootings in the state.

“The time for standard measures has passed,” said Lujan Grisham, a Democrat. “And 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.”
Law enforcement in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are pushing back against the order – even as they agree gun violence has gotten extreme.

“While I understand and appreciate the urgency, the temporary ban challenges the foundation of our Constitution, which I swore an oath to uphold,” Bernalillo County Sheriff John Allen said in a statement.


When pressed by reporters she retorted, “No constitutional right, in my view, including my oath, is intended to be absolute.”

I’ve checked and I cannot find where the Governor of New Mexico gets to rescind constitutional rights during a health crisis, or any other. To their credit LEOs in Albuquerque and Bernalillo Counties will flat not enforce the ban or have expressed deep concerns about the constitutional issues raised. Lawsuits will be falling like autumn leaves starting tomorrow. At least her gun ban is localized to Albuquerque, unlike Pritzker’s in Illinois.

“If the Government can suspend rights whenever it declares a crisis there are no rights, only permissions.”

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I heard that even David Hogg thinks this is too blatant. Of course, he wants them to take your guns too, just a bit more subtly.


I’ve seen the tweet Hoggboy made and it’s almost word for word identical to tweets made by other anti gunners, so someone on the left is in panic mode and sent out talking points to him and others.


He knows he can’t win a real fight, so he wants to slowly grind away at the will/ability of anyone who may disagree.


I’m thinking there may be a new resident in the NM Governor’s mansion soon. What kind of dumbass thinks this is a good idea? She’s even admitted that it won’t affect gun violence.

A Proud Infidel®™

DUMB BITCH! Let’s enjoy watching the backlash from this 24K stupidity, anyone want some popcorn or nachos? Places like Chicago, LA and NYC IMHO are fine examples of what the left wants to inflict in the entire US of A.


Something like this would make me open carry just because.


And they call US Fascist…


Lieu and Hogg are opposed to the gun restrictions. The only problem for the Communists/Facists is Grisham is acting out what they truely desire.


The mask of moderation in order to appear as sane actors:

I support gun safety laws. However, this order from the Governor of New Mexico violates the U.S. Constitution. No state in the union can suspend the federal Constitution. There is no such thing as a state public health emergency exception to the U.S. Constitution. –Ted Lieu via Twitter

Operation Hegel by the Idealists is in full damage-control mode, and nothing more.

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Is she any relation to the Sheriff Lujan who, I understand, took a plea deal and retired to avoid more charges after felony convictions of witness intimidation and harboring a felon?


Thanks Ed, that’s what I found too. Also found the “Lujan Family” is/has been a big part of Dem politics for a long time. So, was wondering if she uses her maiden name for the ethnic vote, or for the connection to the family. Also found quite a few members of that family have been … involved in scandals and corruption. Hoping someone here can shed some more light


She as much as said herself that her actions won’t withstand legal challenges.

She’s simply pandering to her base and knows that even this overreach won’t hurt her at the ballot box.

In her future campaigns she will boast, “I TRIED to keep you and your children safe!” 🙄


Makes you wonder what she has for “Plan B”.

Besides whining “unfair”.


The DA, Sheriff, Chief of Police and Mayor have all gone on record saying that they will not support this, it is unconstitutional and they won’t put officers at risk of civil action for her stupidity.

Remember, creeping incrementalism. They aim high with some crazy shit so that they can get something else in under the wire while everyone agrees it is so much better.

The Gov also says that the constitution isn’t the absolute law of the land and her oath to support and defend it also isn’t absolute which is an admission that she knows what she is doing is breaking the law. If I Were in NM, it’s time to call my rep and demand articles of impeachment on her psycho ass.


OK residents of New Mexico, time to stand up and be heard.


NM average folk: “baaaaaaasaaaaa…..”


Two leftist governors – Smelly Pooper and Bev Purdon’t – tried this in NC during two hurricanes. No carry during “state of emergency”. The legislature slapped it down by changing the law to allow CCW permanently, including during declared emergencies.

That dumb twat just said your Constitutional rights “were not absolute”…someone needs to remind this dumb bitch that RIGHTS and PRIVILIGES are NOT the same things.


There was quite a bit of open defiance of those edicts, as I recall.


Correct. It was swift and loud.


It’s always, now, “…for the children…” No, Bitch, it’s about you power hungry despots that would not be wanting to take the gunz from law abiding citizens unless you were planning on doing things that would make said citizens want (need) to shoot you. PHUQUE HEEEERR!

“…shall not be infringed.” Wonder how many of these gunz that commit these crimes were in the hands of law abiding citizens?


Army-Air Force Guy

‘Think of the children’ It’s always about the children. I’m with you, I’m thinking legal CCW permit holders are NOT the problem here.


Yeah it was kids that did the shootings that she is complaining about. Or as the gun control mob likes to call them, children, All under 18.


It’s always about the children, protection of.

Unless, you want to allow your child to proceed with sex change surgery.
You don’t mind drag queens reading “stories” to your child.

If you left decisions up to your child, they would eat Mac n cheese for dinner and have cake for desert. Or just cake as a meal.

Yep, it’s always about the children.


Impeach her For The Children.

AW1 Rod

This dumb slag has REALLY stepped in it. In addition to being unconstitutional, it’s unenforceable.


Most Donks: “So?”

Herbert J Messkit

This ban is a recon mission it needs to be slapped down immediately and forcefully

Herbert J Messkit

So because psychotic, subhuman criminal scum are killing kids, her logic leads her to ban the rights of law abiding responsible people. Makes perfect sense in liberal la la land.


Not even that, none of the people that did the killings or are suspected of doing the killings or even old enough to carry a pistol. So then that effect of “The gun violence order” is less than nothing, because now law abiding citizens will not be able to protect themselves from people who cannot legally possess pistols anyway.

Her law actually makes things less safe. But by liberal logic, the border is secure, Inflation is down, the economy is doing great, defunding the police makes things safer, making the government the sole arbiter of the truth is freedom, burning down buildings is a peaceful protest, stealing a laptop is an act of terrorism….


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Until it is.


It’s always them doing it.


Predictable response:

I think she jumped the gun. So to speak. So instead, she jumped tha shark.

But given the scripted chorus from the left, this may be a case of an esrly revesl of what is to come, when someone needs an “insurrection” to justify further mischief.

Also possible she was just up on the wheel to distract from the predictable Brandon fiasco in Vietnam.

USMC Steve

I don’t even have to ask if this gal is a socialist democrat.

Old tanker

Typical. Violence is rampant in the city / county. So rather than go after those being violent the left’s plan is to go after those NOT violent and insure they cannot defend themselves. Coddle the criminals and prosecute the law abiding citizens. This “defund / disband” the Police experiment has been a dismal failure as any rational person knew it would. Yet the “answer” is dump on the law abiding insted of the criminal.

Liberal political thinking is a sign of a severe mental illness characterized by a significant disconnect from reality and a total lack of understanding of human nature. It is a descent into tyranny.