September 13, 2023

CNN Rips NM Governor's Gun Restrictions With Reading of Constitution

CNN's Poppy Harlow called out New Mexico Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's gun restriction order by reading the Constitution to her on live television.

Harlow read the Second Amendment during the Tuesday interview, calling on the governor to explain her actions.

She asked Grisham, “Are you not in violation of both the U.S. Constitution and your state’s Constitution?”

Grisham responded, “I don’t believe that we are.” She then claimed that “if that narrow reading of the constitution” were followed, New Mexico “wouldn’t have universal background checks…wouldn’t have a waiting period…wouldn’t have a red flag law…we wouldn’t have prohibitions for straw purchases, none of those would have been deemed constitutional, and today, all of them are.”

X owner Elon Musk also blasted the move by the New Mexico governor, referring to it as "next-level illegal."

"At risk of stating what should be obvious, deliberately violating the Constitution is next-level illegal," Musk said. "How soon can this person be removed from office?"

Musk is not the only one considering impeachment for the governor. A growing movement of citizens in New Mexico is calling for her removal following her announcement to ban concealed carry and open carry of guns in Albuquerque for 30 days.

The fine includes a few of up to $5,000 during the time of the ban. State police are responsible for enforcing the order.

Republican state Reps. Stefani Lord and John Block announced on Saturday that they are calling for Grisham's impeachment in response to the move.

The NRA has also become involved, launching its own lawsuit against Grisham over claims of violating the Second Amendment rights of residents in the state.

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