Federal Judge Puts Hold on New Mexico Gov.’s “Unconstitutional” 30-Day Gun Carry Ban

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On September 13, U.S. District Court Judge David Urias put a temporary restraining order on the 30-day gun carry ban for two counties in New Mexico ordered by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, deeming the ban unconstitutional. Erich Pratt, senior vice president for Gun Owners of America, wrote, “We are ecstatic that Judge Urias agreed with us that Governor Grisham simply can’t trash the Constitution whenever she sees fit.”  Second Amendment advocacy groups praised the judge’s restraining order and pledged to continue their fight to protect the right to bear arms.  Gun control activist David Hogg posted on X, “I support gun safety, but there is no such thing as a state public health emergency exception to the U.S. Constitution.”  Executive director of the Second Amendment Foundation Adam Kraut wrote, “The order was so patently unconstitutional, even gun control advocates have distanced themselves from her actions. We look forward to prevailing in this case as it continues.”