New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, instituted a 30-day suspension of open and concealed carry in her state. Grisham said it is time to talk about the “absoluteness” discussion and current court actions that suggest the Second Amendment is an absolute right.
Grisham said no constitutional right is intended to be “absolute.”
Even Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu said the order from Grisham violates the Constitution.
“No state in the union can suspend the federal Constitution,” Lieu said. “There is no such thing as a state public health emergency exception to the U.S. Constitution.”
A pair of New Mexico lawmakers have called for Grisham’s impeachment.
Sheriff John Allen, who is the sheriff in New Mexico’s largest metro area, called the governor’s order “unconstitutional” and said there is “no way” it can be enforced.
“This ban does nothing to curb gun violence,” he said.
Bernalillo County District Attorney Sam Bregman said he would not enforce the order. Bregman is a Democrat leader who was appointed by Grisham.