Gun owners gathered in a defiant protest against the suspension of open and concealed carry laws by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. The demonstration took place in Old Town Albuquerque, with hordes of gun rights activists openly displaying their firearms in opposition to Grisham’s 30-day ban.
Protesters proudly waved American, Gadsden, and “Come and Take It” flags, while signs proclaimed,..
Our founding fathers warned us about you” and “Gun rights are women’s rights.” The crowd expressed their determination, chanting, “This will not stand. We will not comply!
The Governor of New Mexico has just declared the 1st & 2nd Amendment “does not exist” due to an “emergency.”— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 9, 2023
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
The protesters expressed their strong disagreement with the $5,000 penalty imposed on violators, despite the lack of enforcement by law enforcement officials.
Grisham justified the suspension of gun rights by citing a public health emergency due to recent gun violence.
The National Association for Gun Rights fired back with a lawsuit against Grisham and New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Patrick Allen, arguing that the order violates the Second Amendment.
The recently highlighted lawsuit has brought attention to a significant Supreme Court decision from 2022. This decision rendered a New York gun law invalid, which placed restrictions on concealed carry outside the home.
In addition, another lawsuit has been filed to challenge a temporary health order prohibiting open carry in public spaces.