Sending a Message

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But here’s what I do think. It’s a pretty resounding message.

Michelle Lujan Grisham
New Mexico Governor
September 9, 2023

The above quote was obtained from the video embedded in this tweet:

See also New Mexico governor issues order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque.

It’s interesting to me that she openly admits the order will not be obeyed by the criminals, but it is about “doing something” and sending a message.

Hence, you can believe she knows it is ineffective in the stated goal of making ordinary people safer and she is doing it anyway to “send a message” that she could not have sent by sending a statement to the media. Or her real goal is to infringe upon the rights of hundreds of thousands of people and use the old tired excuse of, “for the children”.

Via Kyle Seraphin @KyleSeraphin:


Via the NRA:


And perhaps one of the most surprising takes on the topic is from David Hogg:

I support gun safety but there is no such thing as a state public health emergency exception to the U.S. Constitution.

Even the anti-gun people realize one of their own has gone too far, too fast.

I assess, that with high probability, Governor Grisham’s order will not last the 30 days she proclaimed it would, Furthermore, with all the people pointing out 18 USC 242 and other legal remedies, she may even be removed from office over this.

She sent a message. The people are sending their own message. Who has the most effecting messaging?

We live in interesting times.


12 thoughts on “Sending a Message

  1. The whole thing is confusing to me.

    Not the unconstitutional order itself.

    Actually I believe Kamala Harris, when she was running for president, talked about using a “health emergency” to enact gun control, although I don’t believe it included suspension of right to carry. (Of course it would have, but she wasn’t saying that on the campaign trail).

    What puzzles me is just how quickly the other lefties rejected her move. Normally when some leftists get way out in front of the program, the mainstream left either ignores it (as in the many national and state gun control bills that go nowhere) or gets on board (as in Feinstein’s AWB–Clinton had campaigned on the Brady Bill, but not that).

    So why did they quickly indicate that they wanted no part of Grisham’s move?

    • Somebody realized that Grisham is so far off the reservation that it’s obvious to normies, so damage-control was in order. The memo went out from the puppet-masters to get everyone on the same page, get it back to “common sense gun control,” rather than “petulant and radical freak-out and power-grab gun control with the mask not just slipping to reveal the demons and agenda, but the mask is being ripped off and tossed in the fire-pit.”

  2. Let this also be a reminder to us.

    Remember when Ronald Reagan said that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction? This is what he meant.

    Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Even if we had everything we wanted — Constitutional Carry in all 50 states, NFA repealed, insert laundry-list items here — someone can still pull something like this. And they will get away with it, if they are not stopped.

    Once again, I find myself remembering the words of Frederick Douglass:
    “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

    It is up to us — always — to decide how much we will quietly submit to.

      • In point of fact, I believe it’s the one after free healthcare. It’s just before nonpayment of student loans. Because of the “no child left behind” numbering system (2+2=5) they are often confused.

  3. Wow. When you’ve lost a guy as extreme, and as stupid, as Dave Hoggs, you’re really, really blown it.

    • He could still believe Grisham is correct, but to retain his sinecure the Puppetmasters may have told him to say this.

      • THIS! Also added to this is: this is all keyfabe. Pro wrestling. It’s all fake posturing to make us THINK they are warring among themselves. Let’s face it, they’re all evil POS’s.
        So yeah…Mr. Hogg can “act” all he wants. We see through it.

  4. “The Constitution of the State of New Mexico Article XX Section 1.(Oath of Officer.), reads, “Every person elected or appointed to any office shall, before entering upon his duties take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation that he will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution and laws of this state, and that he will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of his office to the best of his ability.”

    I would assume the first order of business of the next NM legislative body would be bringing articles of impeachment .

    • Apparently that is underway already.
      And never mind the state Constitution; the US Constitution requires that same oath. Clearly impeachment charging perjury is called for, followed by charges under 18 USC 242.

  5. I keep wondering if one of these days some crazy governor like this one will invite “UN peace keepers” into the state to enforce such an order. I can’t remember if I’ve actually heard that proposed by a politician, or if I’m thinking of Matthew Bracken’s “Enemies” trilogy, particularly book 2 of that series.
    I figure such a think would create a new sport: “blue hat plinking”.

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