A federal judge ruled against the emergency public health order, issued by Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, repealing open and concealed carry rights in the largest county of New Mexico.
U.S. District Judge David Urias issued the judgment on Wednesday after numerous gun rights groups and advocates had filed lawsuits against the restrictions. The ruling temporarily suspends the order restricting gun rights until Oct. 3, when a hearing will be held to consider the merits of arguments for and against the ban.
Grisham released a statement on her official social media page about the ruling.
“Today a judge temporarily blocked sections of our public health order but recognized the significant problem of gun violence in this state. I refuse to be resigned to the status quo, and I will never stop fighting to prevent other families from enduring these tragedies,” she wrote.
“To be clear: gun violence and drug abuse are acute threats to public health and safety in this state,” Grisham continued. “We will stay the course by increasing State Police presence in Bernalillo County, arresting the hundreds of violent offenders with outstanding warrants still on our streets, and directing our healthcare system to immediately expand capacity to accept persons experiencing drug addiction and homelessness.” (Read more from “Judge Blocks Part of New Mexico Order Restricting Gun Rights; Dem Governor Responds” HERE)
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