Democrat New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham called for gun control following the shooting in Maine on Wednesday.
Grisham hit the headlines last month for issuing an order banning concealed carry in larger New Mexico cities like Albuquerque.
Her order also banned the open carry of firearms.
Grisham’s order was issued on September 8, 2023, but was blocked by a US District Judge.
Last month, State Reps. Stefani Lord and John Block for Governor Grisham to be impeached.
“This emergency order violates the Governor’s oath to protect and defend the rights of New Mexicans and is illegal in nature.”
“The legislature has a duty to intervene when the government is overstepping its boundaries, and Governor Grisham’s order and comments disqualify her from continuing her tenure as Governor,” the Reps wrote in a press release.
“I’m calling on counsel to begin the impeachment process against Governor Grisham,” Rep. Lord said.
“This is an abhorrent attempt at imposing a radical, progressive agenda on an unwilling populous. Rather than addressing crime at its core, Governor Grisham is restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners.”
Now New Mexico Gov Grisham is using the Maine shooting to call for more gun control.
I'm praying for the families & friends of the victims in the Maine shooting and for the quick apprehension of the suspect. We need to know how this person had access to this firearm and enact appropriate common-sense gun laws to prevent these tragedies. This. Cannot. Continue.— Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (@GovMLG) October 26, 2023
The Governor has not said which gun controls would be “appropriate” because it is yet to be revealed how the suspected shooter, Robert Card, got his firearm.
According to Sky News, The authorities in Lewiston have released images of a man with a military-style assault rifle in a bowling alley and say they are looking for “armed and dangerous” Robert Card.
There is now an arrest warrant out for Card on eight counts of murder, one for every person killed that has been identified so far, police say.
The US Army has said Card, 40, is a petroleum supply specialist and Sergeant First Class – typically a senior non-commissioned officer rank – in the reserve.
He enlisted in December 2002, it added, saying he has no prior combat deployments.
His awards include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defence Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon, it said.