New Mexico’s governor seems to think it’s okay to ignore the Supreme Court

Source: Washington Post
by Henry Olsen

“New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive order to suspend the open and concealed carry of firearms in her state’s most populous county is blatantly unconstitutional. It’s fair to ask: Is she trying to invent a way for Democratic officeholders to ignore Supreme Court rulings they despise? Lujan Grisham’s order flies in the face of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, which held that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual’s right to carry a weapon in public for self-defense. The governor contends that a recent spate of murders in the state’s largest city, Albuquerque, constituted a public health emergency that trumped people’s constitutional rights. … respect for the rule of law demands officeholders follow even the most controversial rulings. Imagine the outcry if Alabama’s Republican governor proclaimed that her state would not follow the court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.” (09/12/23)