(TargetLiberty.org) – On Sunday, over 100 protesters in Albuquerque, New Mexico attended a rally carrying a firearm in opposition to the temporary open and concealed carry suspension in the area issued by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The suspension of carry was enacted through an emergency public health order.
One of the gun owners, Derek J., had revealed to KOB 4, a local outlet, that he had been shocked to see the Second Amendment suspended. He argued that this was “unconstitutional” and there were many people who felt the same way about it.
The protesters rallied in the Old Town area with their American flags in opposition to the order. One protester was shouting “We will not comply!” Local media reported that the peaceful protest had ended at around 3 p.m.
Jonathan Olivas, a different protester, revealed to KRQE that he was there because it was necessary for the voice of the people to be heard.
Another protester stated that the governor had overstepped with the decision and that she was not allowed to take away their constitutional rights. They added that it was time for them to stop.
The governor had temporarily suspended firearm carry laws in Bernalillo County for the next 30 days. The public health order was announced late last week and was motivated by the recent fatal shootings of three children, two girls 13 and five, and one boy, 11.
In the order’s press release, the governor had claimed that it was past the time for standard measures and that the people of New Mexico should not be afraid to be in crowds, or pick their children up from school, or be in a baseball field.
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