Little Less Constitutional Violation? | New Mexico Governor Amends 2nd Amendment Ban to Only Parks and Playgrounds
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham responded on Friday to the backlash she has been receiving for stepping on the Second Amendment by giving back to the citizens of Albuquerque some of the rights she should not have messed with, to begin with. Is there such a thing as a little violation of the Constitution?
As I have been covering, the governor responded to what she called a “public health emergency” by suspending gun rights—an order some law enforcement would not enforce, the attorney general would not honor, the people—most notably, criminals—would not obey, and a federal judge temporarily halted.
On Friday, one week after Lujan Grisham announced the suspension, she has amended it. Now, people’s rights are only violated if they go to the playground or the park. The order “is amended to be focused now (on) no open or concealed carry in public parks or playgrounds, where we know we’ve got high risk of kids and families,” she said, according to the Associated Press.
Again, criminals do not care about anyone’s orders, so how does this abate the violent crime taking place in her state?