Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that it has filed a new Second Amendment lawsuit challenging New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive order banning firearm carry in Bernalillo County and Albuquerque. The complaint and motion for a temporary restraining order in Fort v. Grisham can be viewed at FPCLaw.org.
“This restriction is in flagrant violation of Plaintiffs’ right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a right that has been clearly established by the United States Supreme Court,” argues the complaint. “Indeed, the Orders perversely target the right to carry in the places where self-defense is most necessary.”
“Gov. Grisham’s order is blatantly unconstitutional, and we will not stand by while she violates the rights of peaceable New Mexicans,” said Cody J. Wisniewski, FPC Action Foundation’s General Counsel and Vice President of Legal, and counsel for FPC. “This is not the first time Gov. Grisham has abused her emergency powers to violate the rights of peaceable people. Just as we did during the pandemic, we look forward to ending yet another of the governor’s tyrannical orders.”
FPC is joined in the litigation by the Second Amendment Foundation and New Mexico Shooting Sports Association.
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