New Mexico Governor Suspends the Constitution for 30 Days


Yeah.. that is not going to go how you think it will, Governor.

For those who haven’t heard yet, the New Mexico Governor, Michelle Grisham, issued a 30-day ban Friday on the open and concealed carry of firearms on public or state property within Albuquerque. This stay of a constitutionally protected and affirmed right was ostensibly under the Governor’s authority as a “health crisis”.

So criminality is a medical issue and we have 30 days to flatten the murder and violence curve.


That isn’t going to work. She knows it too and has admitted that she does not expect criminals to abide by the order. So what in the wide wide world of sports does she expect from this.

To see how bad this hot take and decision is let’s take a look at who has come out against it.

Yes, that David Hogg. The one who has made his fame advocating for gun control since Broward County’s school resource deputy left his classmates to die (and then was not held to account for that either). Even he has openly declared that this gun control idea is a terrible one and that you can’t just do that. The Governor has assured everyone that she, like, totally can, concealed carry and open carry are like her jurisdiction or whatever, don’t worry about it.

Except, once again, they are not. Nor should they be her purview to suspend, especially under the absurd notion of a “health” emergency. If criminality is a health concern than literally anything can be declared a health concern and a suspension issued by the governor at their whim.

Think about that one. Think about it deeply and consider it. They can’t stop a minor annoyance and yet claim the power and efficacy to curb violence by declaration? In what world? You can take punitive action after an act but people retain the freedom to act in some capacity at all times, even imprisoned persons have agency.

But go off Governor, I guess. Good luck in court, I look forward to your loss. Further erosion of government trust is fine, right? We’re out of expectation to take our elected officials seriously at this point.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.