Posted September 10, 2023 4:35 pm by Comments

By Walter Smoloski


September 10, 2023

Washington, D.C. — Late Saturday evening, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) filed a federal lawsuit challenging New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s gross and egregious violation of the U.S. Constitution through her “public health order” to unlawfully ban the carrying of firearms in Albuquerque.

The suit, and an immediate request for a temporary restraining order/preliminary injunction, were filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement:          

“This is the most dangerous type of government wielded tyranny—the claim by politicians that there are supposedly ‘exceptions to the Second Amendment.’ But, they are quite wrong, and tyrants like Michelle Lujan Grisham can’t trash the Constitution whenever they see fit. Gun Owners of America will stand firm and not rest until all those in New Mexico who played a role in this action are held accountable for this gross assault on our rights and our very system of self-government.” 

Sam Paredes, on behalf of the board for GOF, added:  

“The thought of elected leaders claiming they have the authority to unilaterally suspend rights guaranteed under the Constitution during a designated ‘emergency’ is truly terrifying, and the very reason we the people are guaranteed the right to bear

Source: Gun Owners of America

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