Gun rights group sues New Mexico Gov. Michelle Grisham for declaring a “gun violence public emergency”
09/12/2023 // Ethan Huff // Views

For the next 30 days, carrying an open or concealed firearm in Bernalillo County, N.M., is prohibited because Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an emergency public health order of temporary suspension. And now, the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR), is suing Grisham and the state.

According to reports, the emergency lawsuit, which was filed in response to the emergency public health measure, aims to stop Grisham from this "dangerous citizen disarmament power grab, and hopefully, teach her and other tyrants that it won't be tolerated."

Not long after the NAGR filed the suit did Gun Owners of America, another pro-Second Amendment group, join on with its own lawsuit challenging Grisham's carry ban.

On X (formerly Twitter,) the NAGR shared a copy of its suit, which you can view below:

(Related: Back in 2015 after a campus shooting occurred in Oregon, professors at the University of Texas demanded that all students everywhere to be disarmed so they are defenseless against gun attacks.)

America is divided on many things, but guns are perhaps the biggest point of contention

In a statement to The Truth About Guns (TTAG), NAGR President Dudley Brown had a few words to say about how he believes Grisham "needs a copy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights rushed to her office."

"Apparently she didn't read them when she swore an oath to protect them," Brown added in disgust.

Realistically speaking, the 30-day ban will be over by the time these cases even make it to a judge. Still, it is the action and attempt that matters, and the plaintiffs are hoping that it will be enough to deter other governors and politicians to avoid attempting the same kind of thing in their states.

"I have no doubt that New Mexico coordinated this action with the Biden White House and DoJ," one commenter wrote about Grisham's anti-Second Amendment actions.

"Absolutely," responded another. "This is a test case. Soon other blue state governors will be abusing their emergency powers to do the same thing. She can't be allowed to get away with this."

Those who remember the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will recall that gun rights were suspended in Louisiana much the same due to that emergency. So, this is not the first time that government officials have used the excuse of an emergency to trample all over the Second Amendment.

"Until she's frog-marched out of the governor's mansion by federal marshals, charged with treason and interred in Gitmo, ain't nuttin' gonna change," wrote another commenter about how nothing ever happens to high-level people in government positions who act and behave in violation of the Constitution.

"The Governor of New Mexico wouldn't have gone out so far on such a seemingly thin limb if she didn't think that she had a safety net in place," wrote another.

"Is there another shoe about to drop? What could it be? The ancient Chinese curse 'May you live in interesting times' comes to mind."

Another noted that these lawsuits against Grisham would be more satisfying if she had to pay for her own defense attorneys, as well as pay any associated fines and settlements out of her own pocket. Since U.S. taxpayers will foot the bill either way, it is no skin off her teeth.

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