Defiant armed citizens publicly reject governor's suspension of gun rights

September 11, 2023
World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

When New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham, a Democrat, suddenly announced she was overriding the Second Amendment and banning gun rights in Bernalillo County, the local sheriff didn't respond well.

Sheriff John Allen, in fact, said the governor's order was unconstitutional.

Now there has been some reaction from others, who didn't treat the governor as politely as the sheriff it.

According to a report in the Blaze, her suspension of open and concealed carry laws prompted "dozens of gun rights activists gathered in Old Town Albuquerque to voice their displeasure with Gov. Grisham's 30-day suspension of open and concealed carry laws that went into effect in the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County."

The report noted, "Many of the protesters openly displayed their firearms in a deliberate defiance of Grisham's decree."

According to the report, protesters displayed American flags, Gadsden's "Don't Tread on Me" flags, and "Come and Take It" flags.

"A man was holding a sign addressed to Grisham that read: 'Our founding fathers warned us about you.' A woman was holding a sign that stated: 'Gun rights are women's rights.'"

The protesters' bottom line, based on what one protester said, was, "We will not comply!"

The report explained Ford Fischer, of News2Share, posted a video from the protest on YouTube.

"One speaker at the armed rally in Albuquerque defying the gun carrying ban told the crowd that they need to go out and do this every day, or else it wouldn't have an impact," Fischer explained. "While the police didn't enforce the order, it includes a $5000 fine for violators."

The report explained the governor claims there's a public health emergency, and that's why gun rights are being suspended.

A lawsuit already has been filed, by the National Association for Gun Rights, over the governor's attempt to restrict gun owners.

It states, "The state must justify the Carry Prohibition by demonstrating that it is consistent with the Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation. But it is impossible for the State to meet this burden because there is no such historical tradition of firearms regulation in this Nation."

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