New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) is facing growing backlash, including a call for her impeachment, following her September 7, 2023, executive order banning concealed carry for self-defense in cities like Albuquerque.
Breitbart News reported that the governor’s order took effect September 8, 2023, and lasts 30 days, after which Lujan Grisham made clear she will revisit the issue and may possibly extend the ban.
The governor used the order, which bans open and concealed carry–even for licensed concealed carriers–to criticize the levels of gun violence in Albuquerque, particularly referencing the deaths of children. She did not say that licensed concealed carriers, who carry for self-defense, had caused these deaths.