Posted BY: Kara | NwoReport

In a recent development, New Mexico State Representatives Stefani Lord (R-22) and John Block (R-51) have called for the impeachment of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) following her decision to issue a public health emergency order that temporarily suspends the right of law-abiding citizens to carry firearms in Albuquerque and the surrounding county openly. The move was prompted by a recent increase in gun violence in the area.

Representative Lord strongly criticized Governor Grisham’s decision, calling it an attempt to impose a radical, progressive agenda on a reluctant population. Lord argued that rather than addressing the root causes of crime, the governor was limiting the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Erich Pratt, Senior VP of Gun Owners of America, echoed this sentiment, described the governor’s actions as oppressive, and announced plans to file a complaint.

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Governor Grisham defended her decision by citing the alarming rise in violent incidents in Albuquerque, stating that New Mexicans lived in fear due to the constant threat of violence. She justified the emergency order as a necessary step to address the issue.

The move by Governor Grisham reflects a new strategy by some Democrats to enact gun control measures in the face of opposition. With rising crime rates in several Democratic-led cities, the conventional approach to gun control legislation has faced challenges. Using emergency orders to suspend rights temporarily represents a different tactic, although it may face legal challenges.

Albuquerque has recently ranked among cities with high homicide rates, as the Major Cities Chiefs Association reported. This situation has raised concerns about public safety and prompted calls for action. However, it has also sparked a contentious debate about balancing public safety and Second Amendment rights.

As the situation unfolds, social media users have expressed dissatisfaction with Governor Grisham’s decision, highlighting the polarizing nature of the issue. It remains to be seen how this dispute will evolve and whether it will result in any substantive changes to gun control policies in New Mexico.