New Mexico gun owners sent a brutally defiant message to Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham after her gun ban this week.
Grisham issued an emergency 30-day order banning all guns from being carried in Albuquerque under the guise of a public health emergency.
But dozens of peaceful New Mexican gun owners took to the streets carrying their firearms in protest of the ban issued by Grisham.
An unidentified speaker told the crowd:
“All we want to do is protect our families, our friends, our communities; I’ve gone on two combat tours with the Marine Corps and fought on the front lines.”
“I’ve done 11 trips as an independent contractor,” the speaker added.
“She thinks she has the right to take away my freedom to protect my community, I don’t think so,” the speaker said.
“This will not stand, we will not comply!” the speaker declared.
“Look what the U.S. government did to the Native Americans, they tried to strip them of their rights.”
“This is the same thing. Our Apachee brother resisted until the very end, the Navajos. We have to be the same, resilient!”
A woman, who is only self-identified as an indigenous person, stood up to explain why she was at the rally; the government does not protect her or her family.
Other speakers also took to the stage to discuss the Second Amendment.
Police did not intervene or enforce the so-called public health order.
Police reportedly did not intervene or enforce Grisham’s so-called public health order.
Grisham’s order is now being challenged by resident Foster Haines and the National Association for Gun Rights, launching a suit arguing the order violates Second Amendment rights.
Plaintiffs point to a recent Supreme Court decision that found New York’s concealed carry law was unconstitutional.