BELLEVUE, WA – The clearly unconstitutional edict against lawful firearms carry in Albuquerque and surrounding Bernalillo County, N.M. by Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is a stark reminder to all Second Amendment citizens they must register to vote, and then make sure they do vote to keep people with ideas like this out of public office, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

Gov. Lujan Grisham announced a “public health emergency order” prohibiting open and concealed carry in the city and county, immediately drawing several legal challenges. However, the biggest challenge of all is getting New Mexico gun owners to vote, and if they are not registered at their current address, this should be a priority.

“We need every gun owner in New Mexico to vote in every election, and remember this outrage when they do,” said CCRKBA Managing Director Andrew Gottlieb. “While we are mindful of calls for the governor’s impeachment, gun owners in the state cannot just sit back and expect that to happen. Gov. Lujan Grisham clearly demonstrated her extremist perspective by stating she does not believe any constitutional right ‘is intended to be absolute.’ This kind of thinking may pass muster in a banana republic, but not in the United States.”

Already, the sheriff of Bernalillo County, the Albuquerque police chief and county district attorney have declared they will not enforce the governor’s order. Published reports indicate Lujan Grisham knows responsible gun owners are not the problem and have never been the problem. Yet she took this extreme measure, anyway, resulting in criticism from members of her own party, and even gun control zealot David Hogg.

“There is no way Gov. Lujan Grisham’s order can withstand constitutional scrutiny,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Nevertheless, New Mexico voters must make her own this if she runs for re-election in 2026. In the meantime, voters can penalize her party with their votes next year, same as Democrats have been penalizing gun owners for decades, for crimes they didn’t commit. This would be karma in its purest form.”