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New Mexico governor suspends concealed, open carry in Albuquerque

Her order is slated to last for 30 days.

Published: September 8, 2023 8:14pm

New Mexico Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday suspended open and concealed carry of firearms in the city of Albuquerque for a 30 day period.

The governor issued the order following the shooting of an 11-year-old boy outside a baseball stadium, the Associated Press reported. She anticipates legal challenges to the order, which applies to New Mexican regions that exceed a certain violent crime threshold. Only Albuquerque does so.

Her order is slated to last for 30 days.

On Thursday, the governor issued an executive order declaring a public health emergency over gun violence.

"To my fellow citizens: get loud. Step up. Demand change: from your neighbors, from your friends, from your communities, from your elected leaders. Enough is enough. More coming from me tomorrow," she posted on X.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

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