New Mexico governor orders suspension of open and concealed carry of guns in Albuquerque
Category: News & PoliticsVia: snuffy • 3 months ago • 244 comments
How would this restriction have prevented the tragic deaths? It's nothing more than taking advantage of a situation to apply an ideological policy. One that would have done nothing to prevent the deaths nor will do anything to prevent future ones of similar kind.
The Governor's job is to solve problems. It's not to punish the law abiding citizens with measures that have zero impact on the problem beyond making a political statement to her supporters. It's all show.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, issued an emergency order on Friday suspending the right to carry guns in public across Albuquerque and the surrounding Bernalillo County for at least 30 days following recent instances of gun violence.
The governor said she expects the order to face legal challenges but that she believed she needed to act in response to recent gun-related deaths, such as an 11-year-old boy who was shot and killed outside a minor league baseball stadium earlier this week.
"When New Mexicans are afraid to be in crowds, to take their kids to school, to leave a baseball game — when their very right to exist is threatened by the prospect of violence at every turn — something is very wrong," Lujan Grisham said in a statement.
The suspension was classified as an emergency public health order, and applies to open and concealed carry in most public places, excluding police and licensed security guards. The restriction is connected to a threshold for violent crime rates met only by the Albuquerque area.
No Trump or fascist nonsense, memes must be topical.