(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Friday, Democrat New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an emergency order that would suspend the right to carry for 30 days in Bernalillo County and Albuquerque in response to the recent cases of gun violence. The governor has stated that she expects that there will be a legal challenge to her decision but that she thinks it is necessary to respond and take action following the recent gun-related deaths.
Earlier this week, a young boy, 11, had been killed after being shot outside a minor league baseball stadium.
In a recent statement, she noted that the state’s residents were scared of taking their children to school or leaving a baseball game. As she argued they had the right to live in the state without needing to worry that they could face violence at any moment.
The emergency public health order will also block open and concealed carry across Albuquerque, but it will not affect licensed security guards and police officers. The restriction is only applicable in areas that have met a certain violent crime rate threshold which currently only includes Alburquerque in the state.
Those who do not abide by the new rules can face a fine of up to $5,000 as well as civil penalties as revealed by Caroline Sweeney, the governor’s spokeswoman. The governor also disclosed that the order was going to be enforced by the police and as she pointed out the new rule is not one that all law enforcement officials agree with.
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