(FixThisNation.com) – Michelle Lujan Grisham, the Governor of New Mexico, is being criticized by other members of the Democratic party following her decision to issue an emergency health order that suspends both open and concealed carry in the Albuquerque area.
Democratic Representative Ted Lieu, California, took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to note that while he supports gun safety laws, the order issued by Lujan Grisham violated the country’s Constitution and that no state in the United States had the right to suspend or use a public health order to go against the Constitution.
The New Mexico Governor’s order has suspended open and concealed carry laws for at least 30 days. The public health order which went into effect on September 8, was the result of the recent fatal shootings of three children, with two girls, 13 and 5 dying in July and August respectively, and one young boy, 11, who was fatally shot in September.
The governor’s office’s press release noted that the governor had stated that it was past the time for standard measures. She added that New Mexicans should not be afraid to live their lives, go outside, be in a crowd, or be outside a baseball field. As she pointed out they had the right to exist without having to fear that they would face violence at every turn.
David Hogg, a liberal gun control activist responded to Lieu’s comment that while he “agreed” that the public health order was in violation of the health order and that he does not believe the reasoning behind the decision was going to stand. Hogg proceeded to note that while he supports gun safety there was no public health emergency that could go against the U.S. constitution. In a subsequent post on X, he noted that the Democratic Party was not a “cult” and as such different members had different opinions on many issues including gun control.
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