More and more New Mexico officials are coming out against Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s controversial gun order.
Grisham’s 30-day ban on concealed and open carry in Albuquerque is already facing a number of lawsuits after being announced last week. But now Democrat State Attorney General Raul Torrez says he will not defend the order in court, issuing a letter to the governor’s office Tuesday saying he believes the ban is unconstitutional.
He’s just one of many standing against the governor’s order. County Sheriff John Allen says he will not be enforcing the ban.
Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller wrote in a letter to the governor that he felt the correct course of action was a special legislative session to address gun violence and connected issues like mental health and drug addiction.
Despite pushback from local officials Grisham isn’t backing down, saying she’s the only one willing to do something about gun violence in the state.