New Mexico Governor Temporarily Suspends Gun Carry Rights in Albuquerque

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has issued a 30-day order suspending the rights of state residents to carry guns for self-defense in Albuquerque, encompassing both concealed and open carry. This decision, prompted by increasing gun violence in the city, went into effect on September 8, with the possibility of an extension after the initial period. Governor Lujan Grisham emphasized that no constitutional right should be considered absolute. This move comes shortly after the tragic murder of an 11-year-old boy in Albuquerque. While the police chief has stated that he will not enforce the order, legal challenges are expected due to concerns about potential violations of New Mexicans’ constitutional rights.