Judge Blocks NM Gun Ban
CBS News’ Lana Zak reports that a federal judge on Wednesday blocked an order from New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that had suspended the right of private citizens to carry firearms on public property in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.
Grisham said the suspension was part of an effort to tackle rising gun violence in the metro area. She cited a public health emergency after three children were fatally shot in recent weeks. Bernalillo County Democrat Sheriff John Allen, opposed the ban, calling it unconstitutional. More from CBS News.
In a related story, New Mexico Attorney Genera Raul Torrez said he won’t defend Gov. Grisham in lawsuits targeting the gun ban. Like Sheriff Allen, Torrez said the ban was unconstitutional. Here’s more with Timcast’s Tim Pool.