Police state: New Mexico’s Democrat governor bans all guns in Albuquerque, except for police


Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced on Friday an order that temporarily outlaws firearms, both openly and concealed, in Albuquerque and throughout Bernalillo County for the next 30 days.

This sweeping measure applies regardless if individuals possess a firearm permit.

Grisham, a Democrat, issued the executive order Thursday, categorizing gun violence as a public health emergency in the state of New Mexico.

During a Friday press conference, she admitted that legal challenges are likely to this unprecedented order and expressed doubt about its legality.

The order states that “no person, other than a law enforcement officer or licensed security officer, shall possess a firearm, either openly or concealed, within cities or counties averaging 1,000 or more violent crimes per 100,000 residents per year since 2021.”

The order’s immediate effect is limited to the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, as clarified Grisham. Enforcement will primarily be carried out by the New Mexico State Police. Grisham emphasized that their presence in the state’s largest city will be “significant” over the coming month to ensure compliance.

Violating this public health order is expected to result in misdemeanor charges, according to Grisham. The order does not pertain to possession of firearms on private property or at licensed gun dealers.

This order came after a shooting incident near Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, where an 11-year-old boy was killed in an incident believed to be a road rage dispute.

Second Amendment and constitutional advocates are expected to sue the governor over the infringement upon the U.S. Constitution.


  1. And so, the Governor is well aware that this will not pass a constitutional test and yet as an elected official is willing to openly defy the constitution. Isn’t that the definition of insurrection?

    • Putting like this, then you also accept that all the GOP member of congress who did not condemned D. Trump should be considered as insurrectionist and traitors.

      • I will never accept that.
        Every human being has the fundamental right to remain silent. Refusing to condemn the actions of others is not approval. Implying their silence is approval, support, or participation is abhorrent.

      • MO: Trumps actions have gotten him indicted at lest four times and likely will be indicted for other crimes in the future. Does that mean he is guilty? THAT is not yet proven and until he is judged guilty by a court of law, its not reasonable to believe that anyone committed any crime simply in aiding him.

        • 4 ham sandwiches were also indicted as co-conspirators. That the Georgia Grand Jury wanted to indict Lindsey Graham shows that something less than a ham sandwich is vulnerable. Just shows what a precious democracy can do.

      • Then the Supreme Court will rule. And IMHO, this is likely one of those few cases that they will agree to hear via a writ of certiorari and likely rule on quite quickly

        • You might be right. But it seems like a long way to go for such an obvious violation. Soon, we’ll all be at the Supreme Court begging for privileges that were yesterday’s rights.

    • No. People on both sides test the limits of the Constitution. Have almost since the day it was ratified.

      If this is an insurrection, so was Jan 6.

      People throw terms they don’t understand, like insurrection and treason, far too recklessly.

      • I wouldn’t say refusing to make a cupcake for a gay couple then bankrupting yourself at the Supreme Court is a test of the Constitution. Or this Governor in NM. There are people determined to rip that document up or use it as a noose. Your argument seems relativist. Maybe you meant it well, but not everything is apples to apples.

  2. A city or county with more than 1,000 violent crimes per 100,000 people is exactly the kind of place I would WANT to have a gun.

      • Wow, MO!
        You can predict the future. Amazing.
        I was planning on playing the Powerball next week. What numbers should I use?
        Ohhh…. I get it. You are implying that anyone who owns a gun is just one bad day away from becoming a killer.
        Do you apply the same logic to your pharmacist? The airline pilot? Or the cop?

        • MO was likely reeducated by government schools and imprinted at a indoctrination center (what sadly used to be university). They likely have little ability for logic and reason.If any at all.

          • I will bet every dollar that pResident Briben lets me keep in my wallet that MO will claim those people are perfectly safe to trust because they are licensed and regulated.
            Curiously, I know of several licensed professionals that shoot regularly. One is a pharmacist.

  3. Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242 – Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law
    This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to be deprived from any person those rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution and laws of the U.S.

    This law further prohibits a person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation or custom to willfully subject or cause to be subjected any person to different punishments, pains, or penalties, than those prescribed for punishment of citizens on account of such person being an alien or by reason of his/her color or race.

    Acts under “color of any law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the bounds or limits of their lawful authority, but also acts done without and beyond the bounds of their lawful authority; provided that, in order for unlawful acts of any official to be done under “color of any law,” the unlawful acts must be done while such official is purporting or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. This definition includes, in addition to law enforcement officials, individuals such as Mayors, Council persons, Judges, Nursing Home Proprietors, Security Guards, etc., persons who are bound by laws, statutes ordinances, or customs.

    • Bob, I never heard you voicing your concern when guns are outlaw at NRA convention, or even in presence of the AK Governor?

      • Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242 Is what it is. It was not written by me and it is not my job to enforce it. However, it remains the law of the land. The elements of the crime as as follows:

        “To prove a violation of § 242, the government must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
        (1) that the defendant deprived a victim of a right protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States,
        (2) that the defendant acted willfully, and
        (3) that the defendant was acting under color of law.

        A violation of § 242 is a felony if one of the following conditions is met: the defendant used, attempted to use, or threatened to use a dangerous weapon, explosive or fire; the victim suffered bodily injury; the defendant’s actions included attempted murder, kidnapping or attempted kidnapping, aggravated sexual abuse or attempted aggravated sexual abuse, or the crime resulted in death. Otherwise, the violation is a misdemeanor.”

        With the elements in mind, It seems to me that as it stands now the Governor (who is the chief law enforcement officer of the state) has committed a misdemeanor and in fact commits a fresh count of that crime for each person who is deprived of their constitutional right. Additionally, if one victim can show that they received bodily harm because they were not able to defend themself in the absence of their constitutional right, the Governor’s crime will then be escalated to that of a Felony.

  4. Like that’s going to matter. Dumb politicians don’t get it. The ones shooting and robbing don’t care about any gun free zones.

  5. History is abundantly clear on this front.
    Not a single criminal will obey. And, now that the law abiding and responsible gun owners will not be carrying for self defense, crime will in fact go up.
    But, she got a good “feelz” from this.

  6. These dummies just throw crap against the wall to see what sticks. Liberalism truly is a mental disorder. Bunch of mouth breathing, water head, squishy face, maroons.

    This is so blatantly unconstitutional it isn’t even funny.

    • “Bunch of mouth breathing, water head, squishy face, maroons.”
      I am going to steal that line. It fits so many.

  7. So(!!!), if you’ve booked a NM Elk – Deer – Pronghorn Hunt later this month, probably flying thru Albuquerque with your firearm, you might want to reconsider?

    • Your freedom stopped when the one of others starts.. What about your freedom of quarrying gun within people stopped when the freedom of people not wanted to be shot starts?

      • I have been carrying a gun for decades. So far, no one was shot.
        What am I doing wrong?
        By the way. Can you provide me a citation where a legally armed concealed weapon permit holder murdered someone? I mean, literally chose to kill someone outside of any other confrontation? Take your time, I will wait.

      • Your issue is with the person who shoots people, not with people owning and carrying guns.

        Shall we ban steak knives because someone might get stabbed?

      • This is the same logical fallacy that claims my right to free speech should be restricted because you are offended that I support 2A gun rights. Guess what… I’m offended by your expression of your woke fantasy.

      • Given his weirdly odd and poor grammar, I smell a Chinese 50 cent troll in this poster “MO”.

        Let’s see: I wholeheartedly support the free and INDEPENDENT Republic of China on Taiwan!

  8. Names of police officers and judges that enforce this violation of the 2A need to be published. The people will take it from there.

      • Agree. Let’s amend it.
        The process for doing so is clear. Initiate it. Stop wasting your time posting comments on line, and do something about it.

      • Good luck with amending it. You’ll never get a plurality of states, or voters in those states.

        We’ve got a better chance of amending the Constitution to require people to open carry.

      • Do you even know the requirements involved with amending the constitution? 75% vote of both houses, a president who will sign said legislation, along with I believe 65% of all 50 states ratifying said legislation. Keep hitting your bong.

      • It is.
        the whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service
        a private group of armed individuals that operates as a paramilitary force and is typically motivated by a political or religious ideology
        to bring order, method, or uniformity to
        to fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
        So, a well regulated militia is in good working order and consists of pretty much everyone alive.
        Thanks for trotting out that boring old tripe that has been proven meaningless time and time again. Glad it got a bit of a refresh.

          • And since you misused a quote from the Heller decision, I am sure you also know that the SCOTUS determined that the prefatory clause of the 2nd Amendment is neither part, nor parcel of the Amendment.
            in other words (dumbing it down for you) the bit about the militia is one of many examples why the Amendment exists, not the only one.
            Thanks for trying. It is always fun to spar with you.

    • Scalia, in Heller, stated that the right to bear arms is not unlimited and that certain restrictions on guns and gun ownership were indeed permissible.

      Although Heller is wrong in its main conclusion, it is certainly correct on this point.

      So deal with it, Thom, and try to work on your gun fetish. Try to find something else to love and caress instead.

      • And, trotting out the most misunderstood and misquoted part of Heller.
        The right to bear arms, like all rights is not unlimited. That is correct, however, if you actually read and comprehended Scalia’s decision, you would also know he was not talking about banning guns, or banning the right to carry. But… why actually do any research when you have figured it out so easily?

  9. Authoritarians and totalitarians, among them the insane radical leftist extremists, simply HATE the very thought of anyone being able to defend themself, and will NOT stop until the average citizen is as defenseless as the average sheep being led to the slaughterhouse — which is exactly where every attempt to disarm citizens invariably leads.

    • Authoritarians, totalitarians, conservatism run strong in Jefferson. Simply HATE the very thought of anyone being able to shot someone down, and will NOT stop until he runs out of bullet or turn its gun under itself. History show that both federal law enforcement and people are too coward to acts. Simply solved by limiting gun access.

        • This rant even sounds like a Chinese accent. He’s boning up for his fantasy of Chicom takeover America and placing him in charge of San Francisco.

      • Not sure you want to get into a debate on which political party has authoritarian leanings.


        -Pol Pot

        The list is long. Very long.

      • MO, your spelling and grammar are so bad I am starting to believe you are either a public school 7th grader or an AI program….

      • Strong in Jefferson??? Either you are completely ignorant of history, or you’re referring to Congressman Jeffries, not the third President of the U.S. BTW, Jeffries is not a conservative either.
        Another BTW, I enjoy reading and discussing alternate points of view, IF they are elucidated well, logically coherent, and are not merely lame rants like yours. Most of the commenters on MRAK would shred you in a second in a debate.

        • Rich, I believe that our new resident troll “MO” was referring to me, the individual posting as “Jefferson” here, and not our 3rd president. His comment is nevertheless ludicrous and insulting to every poster and reader on MRAK.

          • Agreed absolutely… My strong sarc on that – if mo is an AI program, that would have confused it. If he is a chicom troll, he’s boiling about now.

  10. BS, just don’t comply. It is a blatant false flag and nobody needs to comply. If they arrested someone for failure to comply, that individual could retire on the income from the law suit that would be brought forth.

    • Agreed. Simple, libtard attempt to look like she’s doing something about a problem she let get out of control. Good gun owners of Albuquerque: 1. Ask for emergency summary judgment from SCOTUS to throw out the gun ban order. 2. Ignore her – your right to self-defense is far more effective than her posturing. 3. Sue Governor Lujan out of office and out of every cent she will ever earn past, present, and future. 4. Long term… teach people to be kind and nice, especially while driving – Albert’s Cookie was a mean town with rude drivers 40 years ago (the last time I drove through there).
      Never let them take our weapons, or any other freedom, even under the rubric of “emergency”. The Constitution may not be suspended or revoked for any reason at any time – attempts to do so are treason, and should be met by the full force of the law, and if the law is so corrupt as to ignore that… whatever it takes to restore our Constitution and freedom.

  11. Errata:

    “Democrat”, which is a noun, should not be used to modify the subsequent noun “governor” in this headline. In the English language, adjectives are generally used for this purpose. The correct usage should be “Democratic governor”, since the word “Democratic” is in fact an adjective.

    It’s surprising that the MRAK proofreading department would make such an elementary grammatical error. If needed, and upon request, I can provide several excellent English grammar textbooks and websites for their reference.

    Or, perhaps the usage here is intended to be somehow pejorative, parroting that weird speaking style of Marjorie Taylor Greene, who so clearly and unambiguously puts her level of educational achievement on display when using it. But of course that could never be the case here on MRAK, where stories always remain factual, fair, and balanced. Right?

    • Whidbey: I think everyone but you took it as a clear and well understood pejorative term. Further, I think most folks agree that the pejorative term was correctly used when directed at this particular idiotic elected official.

    • What’sa matter Dog, run out of something to say? I have to echo Bob… I’ll defend your right to say foolish and stupid things, but cut me some slack here… you’re making it difficult.

    • Nothing like being lectured to by a wacko, lefty Democrat. Send MRAK a big check, Dog. It pains us all to read your blather. Someone deserves compensation to put up with a fool like you

    • Except there is nothing democratic about a democrat or their party, therefore “democratic” is an adjective that cannot describe a democrat. In this case, “democrat” is the synonymous descriptive adjective for the noun “democrat”. There are a plethora of exceptions to English grammar rules for each rule. It’s ironic, in that it makes the English language the most difficult to learn to speak “properly”, yet it is the easieat to understand, even when almost every grammar rule is violated suring communication.

    • Dog
      You really need a hobby because your blogs just don’t get it done. How about we call the Democratic governor just plain dumb.

    • Admit it whidbey. You got turned on reading Grisham’ statement, didn’t you. Made you dream about the rest of the country. If only the Constitution could be overturned so easily . . . .

    • I bet whidbey Thedog is likable else why else does he have so many MRAK friends here, that even Maureen, Frank, and Greg don’t get such attention. We’d all miss Whidbey if he suddenly just disappeared because of death parting. There no leftist quite like him not even another Leftist can bring a touch of class, elitism, one-sided opinions, education, innocence, crass and brass, smug politeness to the forum.

    • You have achieved troll level 10 out of 10. Congratulations! This award is given to those that, when faced with the impossibility that they can argue a valid point, they resort to picking something off base (grammar in this case) as their subject. It’s obvious that you can’t argue against the plethora of laws this LEFTIST governor has violated so, here we are.

        • Suzanne,
          Please put Whidbey into quarantine, at least until he is vaccinated and gone through MRAK obedience training.

          • I didn’t think that anyone here on MRAK believed in vaccines or education, Peabody. You surprise me, and thanks for the vote of confidence in both!

        • Whidbey, given the undistilled absurdism and unvarnished insanity that passes for the radical leftist political and social agendas — agendas with which you are apparently in full agreement — there is literally NO level of sarcasm anymore that can be assumed to not be a sincere part of those agendas.

        • You spent an awful amount of time making a “sarcastic” comment, that frankly, no one except for yourself saw as sarcastic.
          By any definition of the word “fail” this is one of them.

  12. Number# 1 rated Documentary of the Year!
    Escape From Albuquerque starring Walter White.
    “Walter White becomes a real life hero by laying waste to the Cartel Caliphate of Albuquerque being run by corrupt trannie MAPs. At the end, Walter fully redeems himself from his Blue Meth days by leading the terrorized but good and honest people of Albuquerque to the promised land of the True United States of America where they finally realize their god given rights under the Constitution. 🇺🇸

  13. Primarily it’s an infringement on individual rights protected by the 2d Amendment of the US Constitution. But it also conflicts with federal Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA) 18 U.S. Code, S 926A, federal law regarding Interstate Transportation of Firearms, specifically protecting citizens’ 2d Ammendment rights from State Govt tyranny. This federal law specifically states that it overrides all State law.

  14. Even I know dis-arming citizens is really not smart. One only has to look at countries of the world to see what domestic terrorism could be significantly curtailed if those nation’s citizens were armed, armed Syrians would had made a take-over by ISIS harder.

  15. Crime in ABQ spiked just after election of a Soros DA (democrat, obviously). Like any failed democrat, he failed upward and is not the NM Attorney General responsible for enforcing the ban. Should be a lot of fun. Can you say “I will not comply”? I knew you could. Cheers –

  16. Imposing an unconstitutional law or regulation or mandate that remains in place until a court strikes it down is an authoritarian strategy being used more and more. This governor knows that this is unconstitutional but she also knows that the police will most likely enforce it until a court gives them enough CYA to ignore it. Just how it works. The average police officer won’t risk his or her career to protect your natural right to self defense…it’s not in their self interest and they’ve nothing to lose by complying with unconstitutional laws. “Just following orders!” is their defense and even when it turns out that they were wrong neither they nor the governor will pay any price or suffer any consequence. Get prepared for new rounds of mask and vax mandates too because this strategy works even better at the federal level. And as citizens we’re all caught in a huge Prisoner’s Dilemma…if we all disobey the authorities can’t effectively enforce their abusive rules but if most obey the others get singled out and punished. So the least risk move is to obey and that’s what happens…so that’s what’s going to happen.

      • Unfortunately, lawfare and unConstitutional power grabbing attempts will only increase until the left has seized control through our exhaustion of time, anger, and resources. That’s why we must pass mandatory sentencing and fines for such behavior. We used to hang traitors – perhaps we don’t have to be that harsh… but whatever we decide, it will have to hurt to be effective.

  17. Emergency powers are a dangerous flaw in our system of government. Unless the Supreme Court strictly limits their use, we’ll see much more of this nonsense coming from the dictatorial left.

  18. UPDATE:
    The Albuquerque Police Chief, and the county Sheriff have both issued public statements saying they will not enforce this executive order.

  19. The left does little by chance.

    Can’t help but wonder if the left is using her as a stalking horse to see how much they can get away with.

  20. And what do the Police in Albuquerque have at say about this?
    “This amounts to little more than a pathetic public relations stunt and does not offer any meaningful solutions to the surge in crime… this order does nothing to curb or address the crime.”
    What the Police recommend:
    1) No bail for felons in possession of firearms.
    2) Automatic arrest for any drug crimes.
    3) Support for the Children, Youth, and Families Department CYFD
    4) Arrest for misdemeanors. Embrace a “tough on crime” approach.
    Seems like the out of touch headlines grabbing governor should listen to the people on the front lines and stop with the nonsense. These crimes are NOT being committed by legal guns or those who legally carry them. – Cheers

  21. Disobedience and refusal to comply with unjust and patently illegal dictate from the wildly emotional and mentally-addled (read: woman) governor of New Mexico is not just the right, but the duty, of every New Mexican.

    • There we go again with Jefferson and his felt-lined shaker full of Right-wing words, trying to arrange whatever falls out into logical sentences.

      • That’s funny, Whidbey, I believe that I had made a fully logical sentence there. Please inform me where and how I did not.

        Again, disobedience and refusal to comply with the unjust and patently illegal dictate from the wildly emotional and mentally-addled (woman) governor of New Mexico is not just the right, but the duty, of every New Mexican.

        To make it simpler for you, Whidbey: DO NOT COMPLY!

      • Benjamin Franklin once said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

        Obviously, due to their very nature, criminals will ignore her edict.

        Perhaps the esteemed Gov should declare “Crime is illegal” and peace and love will prevail throughout the state of New Mexico…

      • Doggie, felt lined shaker, good prose for someone who hasn’t been very successful in stringing together a logical thought on these pages. But then being an avowed intolerant leftist it’s all about the prose and substance free content, right?

    • Most of the folks who were convinced to invade the Capitol on 6 January, having been assured that it was their “right” and their “duty”, are now having a rethink as they face 10-20 year prison sentences. So, feed your defiance if it makes you feel good and go for it! Good luck to all!

  22. The real Insurrectionists in America today seem to be Democrat Politicians! A Governor clearly does not have the power to ban firearms according to our Constitution. I would love to see Alaska’s DA bring sedition charges against New Mexico’s Governor. Why not? Dems seem to enjoy instigating these legal food fights, so let the Right start throwing legal poop against the walls and see what sticks!

  23. Constitution overrules federal and state! She has no emergency powers! Even then constitution is Americas base power! Regardless, even if you try and make a law outlawing guns! Ain’t gunna happen! How many guns are out there that bad men have? I’m sure the black market is on the rise?

  24. Why can’t these idiots figure out that they have been taking over and will be destroyed. In every revolution, the side that assembles and has the funding always destroys the other side. The right never assembled because they were too busy laughing at us “conspiracy theorists”. I did 7 years in southern prisons so I know what to expect. But It’s going to be rough on you gang of pussies.. they’re coming after you and just remember that you deserve it.

      • That is an incredibly shortsighted stand, even from you.
        Who better to speak to how much a deterrent a prison is than a former inmate? Ever hear of a movie called Scared Straight? But… you are too busy riding your high horse to actually think.
        And, what makes you think Dalton was an inmate in the first place? There are plenty of support staff and correction officers.

          • No, he said he did seven years.
            I have done XYZ years in this job, and ABC years in that job.
            By the way, how are you so knowledgeable on prison parlance? How many years did you do?

    • Well, Dalton, with that kind of attitude, I wouldn’t be surprised to see you do more time at some point. So much for rehabilitation, I guess.

      • That’s out of line. And for you that’s saying something! Please explain what exactly is wrong with Dalton’s ‘attitude’? And be specific. Did he express something anti American? Did he advocate for a policy detrimental to public safety? This man stepped up and expressed a view on the legal system problems in our country today and backed that view with his bonafides.

        Let’s compare Dalton to you, dog. He’s been to prison and brings that to the table when discussing the legal system. What have you done in your life dog? I’ve been reading your tripe for months and find you to be a sniveling, self centered, coward, sheltered from life by status and money. Your lack of life lessons has reduced you to to a useful idiot of the far, far left. The only thing you’ve been locked up in is your gated community. You have no standing as a citizen as you deride American citizens constantly. I’ve scraped things off the bottom of my boots, in third world nations, that had less of a stench than you. Just get out of my country.

    • If the USA gets red dawned, the democrats will be the ones celebrating and holding the doors open for the invasion.

  25. Grisham and others of her ilk know the executive order won’t stand up in court but don’t care . Litigation costs lots of money and she will abuse taxpayer funds in order to drain the funds of any group that dares to challenge this abuse of power . Quite the strategy…..

  26. Maybe the locals can combat this order on two levels at once. Each day all the locals parade up and down their block, openly carrying a firearm. This will have a direct effect on crime reduction AND fly the proverbial finger in the governors face.

    • Locals deliver a resounding FU to the governor.
      (Hopefully, Suzanne will allow this link…)

      • Interesting video. The tweet ended with the line ‘Police did not intervene or enforce the order.’ In spite of this, and with no uniformed police visible, there was complete order in the crowd. Shows that protesting without human injury or destruction of property is something the conservatives can always handle.

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