New Mexico Anti-Gun Decree Follows a Dangerous Path of “Emergency” Rule

Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“Democracy is under threat, we’re told, and it’s hard to shake the impression that the greatest danger is posed by democratically elected officials who refuse to accept limits on their power. New Mexico’s Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham isn’t the first officeholder to decide that the normal give and take of debate and legislation is too much bother, and to attempt to rule by decree. Boosted by pandemic panic, politicians have grown accustomed to declaring ’emergencies’ as an excuse to behave like monarchs.” (09/13/23)