On Friday, far-left anti-gun Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham unilaterally — and unconstitutionally — violated New Mexico state laws and the U.S. and state constitutions by ordering all concealed-carrying of firearms be banned in Albuquerque.
She said, “In this public health order, which is effective today, September 8th, which lasts thirty days, and then like all the other public health orders, we will either amend or renew or adjust depending upon where we are. So, effective immediately, no person other than a law enforcement officer or licensed security officer shall possess a firearm either openly or concealed within cities or counties averaging 1,000 or more violent crimes per 100,000 and more than 90 firearm-related emergency department visits.”
She noted how the criteria in the order would affect “Albuquerque and Bernalillo Counties” for 30 days.
“We’re suspending open and concealed carry,” she added.
Lujan Grisham even admitted how illegal the order is, saying, “I am sure before you [the media] write this, there will be a legal challenge, and I can’t tell you that we win it, given all of the different challenges to gun violence laws and restrictions on individual firearm access and control.”
The extremist move violates the New Mexico and federal constitutions, as well as state laws such as the Concealed Handgun Carry Act of 2003. Because the order is illegal and an abomination of the Constitution, it is therefore null and void.
However, the governor still contends that any right in the Constitution is not “absolute,” saying even her oath to the Constitution is not absolute:
Watch the full press conference below: