A federal judge in Albuquerque, New Mexico, issued a temporary restraining order against an executive order by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, effectively blocking significant portions of the anti-gun executive order in the land of enchantment.
This order had previously suspended open and concealed carry rights in Albuquerque and the encompassing Bernalillo County for a duration of 30 days.
The ruling was delivered on Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge David Urias, an appointee of President Biden. He specifically halted the segment of the order that barred lawful gun owners from exercising their right to bear arms in public for the stipulated 30 days. His rationale was clear and constitutionally grounded.
“The violation of a constitutional right, even for minimal periods of time, unquestionably constitutes irreparable injury,” Urias said.
This restraining order is set to remain in place until at least October 3, which date marks the next scheduled hearing on this matter.
Lujan Grisham, on her part, had made a public statement on Thursday. She expressed her perceived need to address the recent gun-related fatalities in the state, including a tragic incident involving an 11-year-old boy who lost his life to a gunshot while he was outside a minor league baseball stadium.
The governor’s executive order, however, faced staunch opposition. Six distinct lawsuits were promptly filed against it, challenging its constitutionality and its infringement on the rights of the citizens.
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