According to a report, Democrat California Representative Ted Lieu declared an executive order on firearm safety issued by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) unlawful.
Reports show that on Friday, Governor Grisham, who has been in office since 2019, declared that gun violence and drug misuse constitute a public health emergency in the state. In Bernalillo County, where Albuquerque is located, the state’s concealed and open carry gun regulations were suspended for 30 days as part of the declaration, making it illegal to possess weapons on public land with few exceptions.
Grisham claimed that the time for conventional methods is over. New Mexicans are scared to drop their kids off at school, go to the store, or leave a baseball game because of the constant fear of violence. She said there was something incredibly wrong.
On the following Saturday, Lieu, who serves California’s 36th Congressional District, took to X to query Grisham’s choice and restate his support for gun safety regulations.
Lieu explained he was for stricter gun control legislation, but this directive from New Mexico’s governor is illegal. The Constitution of the United States may not be suspended by any one state. The U.S. Constitution does not include an exemption for state public health emergencies.
According to a report, Democrat New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has said that he would not defend Democrat Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham in any litigation challenging the constitutionality of her recent gun grab.
Reports show that on Wednesday, a federal court in New Mexico granted a temporary order of protection blocking New Mexico governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s prohibition on carrying weapons in Albuquerque and the county surrounding it.
Judge David Urias of the United States District Court ruled that the governor’s 30-day ban on concealed and open weapon carry violated the constitutional rights of law-abiding people to defend themselves.