Who will represent the state? The AG already said he wouldn’t endorse or defend the gun carry ban because it’s unconstitutional.
A hearing for a temporary restraining order against New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s gun carry ban is set for 1 PM MT (3 PM ET).
The hearing will take place in front of U.S. District Judge David Urias.
Urias will hear arguments from gun rights groups.
Stephen Stamboulieh, on behalf of Randy Donk, GunOwners Foundation, Gun Owners of America, and Anthony Roman Napolitano, on behalf of Gun Owners of America, received notices to appear in court today.
Heigh-Ho! Heigh-Ho! It's off to court we go!
See you there Governor Grisham!👋
— Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) September 12, 2023
Now, to address the elephant in the room.
Who will represent the state?
New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez, a Democrat, told the governor he cannot endorse or defend her gun carry ban because it is unconstitutional.
“Though I recognize my statutory obligations as New Mexico’s chief legal officer to defend state officials when they are sued in their official capacity, my duty to uphold and defend the constitutional rights of every citizen takes precedence,” wrote Torrez.
“Simply put, I do not believe that the Emergency Order will have any meaningful impact on public safety but, more importantly, I do not believe it passes constitutional muster.”DONATE
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