Gun control activist David Hogg took a bizarre and unexpected stance against New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s gun ban in cities such as Albuquerque.
Last week, Grisham issued an emergency public health order to ban guns for 30 days in the state’s largest city of Albuquerque.
Federal resources are needed to help curb “escalating violence and drug and human-trafficking activity that is ravaging our great state,” she said.
“The nature and volume of these crimes require focused attention from the federal government,” Grisham said at a press conference.
David Hogg reacted to Grisham’s gun ban order with an X post, saying, “I support gun safety, but there is no such thing as a state public health emergency exception to the US Constitution.”
X owner Elon Musk also responded to Grisham’s gun ban, saying she did so by “illegally” violating the Second Amendment.
“At risk of stating what should be obvious, deliberately violating the Constitution is next-level illegal. How soon can this person be removed from office?”
Grisham asked reporters to envision a “perfect world” where a ban on firearms would allow police to focus on “the real criminals.”
“No constitutional right, in my view, including my oath, is intended to be absolute,” she said.
“There are restrictions on free speech, there are restrictions on my freedoms,” she continued before listing victims of gun violence.