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New Mexico Sheriff Won’t Enforce Gov’s ‘Unconstitutional’ Gun ‘Health Order’

New Mexico Sheriff Won’t Enforce Gov’s ‘Unconstitutional’ Gun ‘Health Order’

Shout it out loud for those in the back: “Criminals do not follow the law or a public health order.”

Bernalillo County Sheriff John Allen announced his office will not enforce Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s stupid gun health order:

“I have a fact for you. Criminals do not follow the law or a public health order.”

Bernalillo County houses Albuquerque, the state’s largest city.

Lujan Graham declared gun violence a “public health emergency.” The order suspends the 2nd Amendment.

Good for Sheriff Allen:

ALLEN: “Let me be clear, I hold my standards high and I do not or never will hedge on what is right. And I take my oath seriously. In reference to concealed carry and open carry the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office will not enforce this segment of the order. While I understand the urgency, the temporary ban challenges the foundations of our Constitution, but most importantly, it is unconstitutional. My oath was to protect the Constitution, and that is what I will do. The governor made it clear in her press conference, she knew we as law enforcement did not agree with the order, and as a result, this was solely her decision. Other than this ban being unconstitutional, here are other reasons why I will not enforce the order. One, what many forget is I have enough violence here in Bernalillo County. I do not want to have political violence towards my deputies or here in Bernalillo County. My job is to keep the peace and to make sure that the citizens of Bernalillo County are safe, and I do not believe that this order will help me do so. I’m a law enforcement professional. This order will not do anything to curb gun violence other than punish law-abiding citizens from their constitutional right to self-defense.”

We already knew Allen wouldn’t enforce the rule.

Hundreds of Albuquerque residents protested the order on Sunday. No police or people from the sheriff’s office attended, so no one enforced it then.

Isn’t it weird that a protest filled with people openly carrying their guns it was peaceful and cordial? There were people there who wanted a middle ground. People talked and respected each other.

It’s almost as if law-abiding citizens are not the problem.

As Allen said: “Criminals do not follow the law or a public health order.”


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Ahh…he must have had a Come To Jesus moment with his political advisors who can read polls as his first statement was a long winded rambling of vague double talk.
Thanks for finding a backbone even if forced into it by the specter of your impending political demise

RepublicanRJL | September 12, 2023 at 6:00 pm

New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez won’t defend her against the Guns lawsuit.

Blackwing1 | September 12, 2023 at 6:51 pm

I certainly hope that adherence to his oath and to the Constitutions of the United States and that of New Mexico played the overwhelming role in his decision.

But the skeptic in me tends to think that his attorney’s advice that he watch out for his own skin (and wallet) played a bigger role since NM eliminated the judicial fiction of “qualified immunity”. Getting criminally charged in court and personally sued for his orders and the actions of his underlings is probably a serious deterrent.

wileypeyote | September 13, 2023 at 6:31 am

When even your Soros-backed AG won’t enforce your dictat, perhaps a clue lies therein? The conspiracy nut in me sees a trial balloon to find ways to remove all the pesky rights slowing the Marxist takeover. Had it worked, next up would be freedom of speech as a detriment to ‘public health and safety’.

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