No Compromise Gun Organization Files Lawsuit Against New Mexico Governor’s Gun Grab
On September 9, 2023 the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) and Foster Haines (NAGR member and Albuquerque resident) filed a lawsuit against Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Secretary of Health Patrick Allen for Executive Order 2023-130 and a subsequent Public Health Emergency Order issued by the Secretary, which prohibits the public carry of firearms in Albuquerque for 30 days.
The plaintiffs are calling for the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and a repeal of the present executive order.
NAGR contends that this order violates Supreme Court’s ruling NYSRPA v. Bruen, which overturned New York’s prohibition on the public carry of firearms. Bruen also determined that any gun regulation that does not abide by the text, history, and tradition of the Second Amendment is unconstitutional.
“Gov. Luhan Grisham is throwing up a middle finger to the Constitution and the Supreme Court,” proclaimed Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights. “Her Executive Order is in blatant disregard for Bruen. She needs to be held accountable for stripping the God-given rights of millions away with the stroke of a pen.”
Governor Lujan Grisham issued a state of emergency order over “gun violence” and invoked emergency powers to enact the ban.
“This is the very danger of runaway executives who believe they have unilateral authority to suspend the Constitution under the guise of an ‘emergency,’” added Brown. “This is exactly what we warned about during COVID. It’s a tale as old as time, give emergency powers, lose fundamental rights. Google ‘Caesar’ if you want to know how that turns out.”
NAGR contends that Governor Lujan Grisham went outside of her constitutional authority by issuing the executive order and looks forward to fighting this case in court.
New Mexico is a solid blue state so it’s going to be difficult for it tinder legislative efforts that result in the revocation of this order, much less the impeachment of Lujan Grisham.
For the time being, the courts will have to sort out the problems New Mexico is currently facing. Hopefully, cooler heads prevail in the judicial system and the governor’s order gets discarded.