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New Mexico Governor Grisham has announced an unconstitutional 30-day ban on open and concealed carry of firearms in Bernalillo County's public spaces. The Governor is attempting to accomplish this through an arbitrary public health emergency. It’s all due to Governor Grisham and Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller’s inability to curb violent crime in Albuquerque and New Mexico because of their failing "soft on crime" policies. I’ve written both and complained this action violates the Constitution.
I’ve tried many times to get my conservative friends to speak out to show not everyone is in agreement with what our elected Democrat officials have done. Look at the news. Those protesting, capturing the headlines and sacrificing their time and energy to shape their government are not conservative Republicans.
There are mountains of evidence and studies provided by the Crime Prevention Research Center about the ineffectiveness of gun control and cases where civilians have stopped crime. Instead of the 4.6 percent put out by the FBI, the correct number is at least 35.7 percent where armed law abiding citizens stopped attacks. In 2022, it is at least 41.3 percent. Excluding gun-free zones, it averaged over 63.5 percent. There are numerous studies available to anyone willing to read them, that gun control does not work, in fact, it has the opposite effect. Banning gun carry in Bernalillo County will only embolden the criminals who will continue to be armed. All of the county will be a target rich environment; gun free zone or not.
Even the governor says that her emergency mandate will probably lose if challenged in court. But no one, especially the Republicans in the legislature, will challenge this in court.
I doubt many conservative Republicans will contact their representatives or the governor. New Mexican conservatives are only interested in doing what they are told. We allowed the governor to break the law during Covid. I think this proves the saying: If you allow the government to break the law during an emergency, then the government will create emergencies to break the law.