September 15, 2023

House Republicans Seek to Condemn NM Governor Over Gun Ban

A group of House Republicans are leading an effort to condemn New Mexico's governor over a controversial gun ban many argue violates the Second Amendment.

The resolution was introduced by Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) over Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's gun ban.

"The shocking move from Governor Grisham is a blatant subversion of the U.S. Constitution and a violation of her oath of office while she deprives the citizens of New Mexico of their right to bear arms," Newhouse told Fox News Digital in a statement Thursday.

"The Governor’s action should send a chill up every American’s spine as it strips away the protection of individual rights and freedom, which sets a dangerous precedent for the rights of Central Washingtonians and Americans across our nation," he continued. "I’m proud to lead this resolution to condemn the Governor's actions and I call on her to rescind her order immediately."

"National organizations, the National Rifle Association and National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), endorsed the condemnation, with NSSF's senior VP, Lawrence Keane, dubbing the order 'constitutionally baseless' and highlighting Grisham's disregard for the U.S. Bill of Rights," Rebel News reported.

"This uproar follows Grisham's emergency order in response to recent gun-related fatalities, including the tragic death of an 11-year-old boy. The order, however, has seen robust opposition," it continued.

More than 50 Republican lawmakers have joined the resolution as of Thursday. Some in the governor's own state are calling for her to step down over the unconstitutional action.

The order to stop open carry and concealed carry in Albuquerque for 30 days included a fine of $5,000, with state police called to enforce the order.

The order was blocked earlier this week in court as a violation of Second Amendment rights.

Grisham's order is now stopped but the controversy over it could backfire for her political future for a long time.

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