Pro-Gun Organization Supports Senators Calling for DOJ Intervention in New Mexico Prohibition Case
Pro-gun organization Second Amendment Foundation backs an official request made by six members of the United States Senate that US Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice take swift legal action against New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s unconstitutional executive order suspending Second Amendment rights in Albuquerque and the surrounding Bernalillo County.
“Attorney General Garland should have acted immediately when Gov. Lujan Grisham announced her order last week,” stated SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Instead, Garland and the DOJ have remained silent while gun rights organizations, including SAF, had to carry their water by suing to protect the constitutional rights of American citizens. It was us, not Garland and the DOJ, who went to federal court and obtained a temporary restraining order against the governor, and the American public should be asking why.”
“The fact that Garland and the Biden DOJ have not taken any action is proof positive that Joe Biden has not upheld his oath of office,” Gottlieb added. “Furthermore, Garland’s obvious hands-off reaction to the governor’s outrageous direct attack on the Second Amendment clearly illustrates why he was not confirmed by the Senate to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.”
In a letter addressed to Garland that was sent on September 13, 2023, Senators Lindsey Graham, Thom Tillis, John Cornyn, Tom Cotton, John Kennedy, and Marsha Blackburn proclaimed:
“By preventing certain New Mexicans from exercising their constitutional rights to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home, Governor Grisham is violating the Second Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, and Article IV of the Constitution. This is a chilling action, and it is imperative that your Department act immediately to show that this kind of unconstitutional abuse will not be tolerated in New Mexico or anywhere else in the United States.”
“Attorney General Garland and the DOJ have been AWOL since this disgraceful episode erupted a week ago,” SAF Executive Director Adam Kraut noted. “There is no small irony in the fact that SAF and other gun rights organizations have once again had to defend the constitution while Garland and his boss have been so busy trying to erode it.”
What’s taking place in New Mexico is a sign of the tyrannical times the US is living in. This requires swift action from The Right to protect these kinds of freedoms from the anti-gun Left.
We’re living in a tense moment in American history where people will need to step up to the plate and stand up for our rights. We cannot afford to back down in this sensitive moment of American history.