October 12—On Wednesday, Biden-appointed U.S. District Judge David Urias ruled in favor of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s amended public health order that suspends the right of law-abiding citizens to carry guns at public parks and playgrounds around Bernalillo County in a case brought by gun rights advocates. This case and ruling are unrelated to RPNM’s lawsuit challenging the Governor and NM Secretary of Health.
In response to this ruling, the Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman and former Congressman Steve Pearce issued this statement:
“The purpose of the Constitution is clear: to keep the government from infringing on the rights of the people. The Second Amendment is clear, and the Governor’s action is a clear violation of the Constitution. We will continue with RPNM’s lawsuit challenging her power to use public health orders to justify taking away New Mexicans’ rights.”