New Mexico governor narrows scope of sweeping gun order after Biden-appointed judge rules it unconstitutional
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has reversed parts of a sweeping gun order she issued last week after a Biden-appointed judge ruled it unconstitutional. The judge found the order, which temporarily restricted access to guns and ammunition amid spikes in Covid-19 cases, was an unconstitutional overreach, so the governor modified the order to exclude the provisions that the judge deemed unconstitutional. The revised order still prohibits the sale of the most dangerous types of firearms, such as automatic weapons and high capacity magazines, and limits the number of bullets a person can buy in a certain period of time. This revised order is intended to protect the public while avoiding any further judicial battles.