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New Mexico governor suspends the right to carry firearms in public in Albuquerque

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

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed an emergency order on Friday that will bar firearms from being carried in public in Albuquerque.

Grisham said she was compelled to act due to a series of shootings in the city, including one that killed an 11-year-old boy outside a baseball game this week and a group of targeted shootings against Muslim men last month.

The motion, using an emergency health order, bans concealed and open carry firearms in all public places in areas with a specific violent crime threshold —...

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