New Mexico’s Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham replaced a provision in her controversial gun order — banning firearms in the state’s capital city and surrounding areas — changing it so that the order was limited to temporarily suspending guns at parks and playgrounds.
“I’m going to continue pushing to make sure that all of us are using every resource available to put an end to this public health emergency with the urgency it deserves,” Lujan Grisham said in a news release on Friday. “I will not accept the status quo – enough is enough.”
Grisham signed an executive order in early September declaring that gun violence was a public health emergency in the Democrat-controlled state, banning citizens from carrying firearms in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County for at