Bernalillo County, New Mexico Sheriff John Allen announced that he will not be enforcing the Governor’s “unconstitutional” gun ban. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a 30-day ban on open and concealed carry of guns in and around Albuquerque due to a recent surge in gun violence. This action was met with widespread criticism and protest. A large open-carry demonstration in Albuquerque happened after her announcement with no interruption by police.
A day or two after the pro-gun demonstration, Sheriff John Allen took questions at a press conference. He stated that criminals do not follow laws and such a rule preventing the carrying of guns would not help the issue of criminality in New Mexico. He also stated that the 30-day ban on carrying guns is unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable.
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Ford Fischer on X: “VIDEO THREAD: Gun owners – many visibly armed – rallied in old Town Albuquerque today to openly defy the New Mexico Governor’s Executive Order banning the open and concealed carry of firearms there as a one-month “emergency.” Police did not intervene or enforce the order. https://t.co/BAk0kDZC9A” / X
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