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Sheriff in New Mexico’s most populous county rejects governor’s gun ban, calling it unconstitutional

Posted on AllSides September 11th, 2023
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Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP

The sheriff in New Mexico’s largest metro area vowed Monday not to enforce an emergency order by the governor to temporarily suspend the right to carry firearms in public in and around the city of Albuquerque.

“It’s unconstitutional, so there’s no way we can enforce that order,” Bernalillo County Sheriff John Allen said during a news conference. “This ban does nothing to curb gun violence.”

Reaction has been swift after Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the order Friday, telling reporters that she expected legal challenges and that state police...

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