(ConcearnedPatriot.com) – Following her September 7, 2023, executive order outlawing concealed carry for self-defense in cities like Albuquerque, New Mexico, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) is seeing mounting criticism, including calls for her impeachment.
According to reports, the governor’s decree went into force on September 8, 2023, and will run for 30 days. After that time, Lujan Grisham said she would review the situation and may decide to extend the ban.
BREAKING: New Mexico sheriff REFUSES to enforce governor's ban on carrying guns, says it’s unconstitutional https://t.co/UWCFVTnQ4w
— Katie Daviscourt (@KatieDaviscourt) September 9, 2023
The governor criticized the levels of gun violence in Albuquerque using the order, which prohibits open and concealed carry—even for licensed concealed carriers—and specifically referenced the murders of children.
She avoided claiming that these fatalities were due to licensed concealed carriers who carry for self-defense.
In response to the directive, New Mexico state representative John Block (R) demanded the impeachment of the governor on day X: “Remove and impeach Lujan Grisham. Even Elon supports us in this.
Sheriff John Allen of Benalillo County responded to Lujan Grisham’s directive by stating that he had doubts about upholding it since he thinks it is unconstitutional:
Today, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an emergency order temporarily suspending open and concealed carry laws in Albuquerque and throughout Bernalillo County for the next 30 days. This move has been positioned as a response to the alarming and tragic rise in gun violence,… pic.twitter.com/prfHGdISS1
— BCSO (Sheriff) NM (@BCSONM) September 9, 2023
Amy Swearer of the Heritage Foundation offered the following commentary on the governor’s order:
The Governor of New Mexico has just declared the 1st & 2nd Amendment “does not exist” due to an “emergency.”
Under this legal theory *all* of our “rights” are essentially eliminated.
Watch the most evil & tyrannical 60 seconds you’ve ever heard from a politician: pic.twitter.com/xLpMSTbyi2
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 9, 2023
The governor’s directive was met with a response from Albuquerque police chief Harold Medina, who made it plain he would not implement it, according to the Associated Press.
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