Anti-gun Democratic Governor of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham ridiculed 29 sheriffs’ decision to stand up for gun rights.
Sheriffs from 29 of the state’s 33 counties signed resolutions opposing certain gun control bills in the state legislature such as red flag confiscation and universal gun registration. Under these so-called “sanctuary” resolutions, sheriffs are not obligated to enforce gun control laws that they deem to be unconstitutional. Similar measures such as “Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances” have been passed in Oregon in response to recent waves of gun control.
Grisham criticized this gun rights movement in a tweet storm:
“A few law enforcement officers in this state have been making noise about how they won’t enforce gun safety measures because they don’t like them. That’s not how laws work, of course, and it’s not how oaths of office work either.”
Grisham dismissed these resolutions as “NRA propaganda, rogue sheriffs throwing a childish pity party or bad-faith critics” and vowed to continue pushing for gun control.
However, gun control opponents have every reason to complain no matter how much Grisham downplays gun control’s impact.
Mike Herrington, Chaves County Sheriff, stood by his decision to uphold Second Amendment rights:
“I take an oath to uphold the constitution, and I enforce all lawful laws that do not infringe on my constitutional rights.”
So called “universal background checks” are clear violations of the Second Amendment that would lead to the creation of de facto gun registration. These laws also don’t help in battling crime and make it more expensive for disadvantaged groups to acquire firearms.
New Mexico’s local “nullification” approach is a viable strategy for Second Amendment supporters who live in solidly blue states. More often than not, politicians from major urban centers have much more pull than their rural counterparts, which leads to rural interests getting cast aside.
These Second Amendment preservation resolutions allow for rural areas to make their voices heard and let their political class know that they are completely out of touch.
More states should follow New Mexico’s lead and embrace these kinds of resolutions.
Rival Candidate Spreads Fake News Attacks Against Anti-Lockdown Hero Shelley Luther
Shelley Luther, the candidate for Texas’ Senate District 30, is beginning to face heat from her rivals in the Senate seat’s special election.
One of her opponents, Drew Springer, the State Representative for Texas’s 68th District, called her out for supposed hypocrisy on the Wuhan virus lockdowns.
On Facebook he commented, “Shelley Luther sang a different tune about forced COVID-19 shutdowns before she realized she could use it for her political benefit.
While she thought her record could be deleted from Facebook, there was only so long she could hide. #ShutdownShelley”
Springer referred to a comment Luther made on March 16 where she said “Just my opinion. If some major cities are closing down building where large gatherings occur, then EVERY city should. The problem will not fix if some people are out and about.”
However, several users commenting on Springer’s Facebook post were quick to point out some nuances in Luther’s comments.
The main gist of their comments was that Luther said that it didn’t make any sense for a few venues to remain open and others not be closed. In essence, she was calling for policy consistency, not for selective enforcement of lockdowns.
Luther made a name for herself earlier this year when she resisted the city of Dallas’ shutdown order and continued operating her business in defiance of this ordinance.
She would later face jail time for her refusal to comply but would later be pardoned by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Luther has received endorsements from organizations such as Texas Gun Rights PAC for her staunch liberty activism and commitment to American principles such as the Second Amendment.
The Dallas salon owner is one of the more high-profile state level candidates running for office and has become a national figure of resistance against the Wuhan virus lockdowns.
A Luther victory would represent a major win for Texas conservatives who have been disappointed with the legislative body’s performance over the years.
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