It’s been a while since we last visited the topic of New Mexico‘s far-left governor and her Democrat antics. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed laws making private gun sales illegal, embraced green-new-deal craziness, did the Border security shuffle, and just signed a red flag law.
Because property, the Second Amendment, and due process are flirty little muses part-time, temporary employees of the people are free to disregard or dismiss. Or maybe not?
Early last year, when it became a thing in the ‘Tierra del Encanto’ (yeah, I looked it up), nearly every county and Sheriff declared itself a second amendment sanctuary. Knowing this Her Majesty, Michelle Lujan Grisham, noted after her signing the red flag bill into law that, “sheriffs should have the opportunity to oppose any recommended policy change, but “they cannot not enforce.””
“If they really intend to do that, they should resign as a law enforcement officer and leader in that community,” she said.
The New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association President didn’t have to think long or hard about his answer. “We don’t work for the governor, we don’t work for the Legislature,” he said. “We work for the people that elected us into office.”
The people, and their county commissioners, also elected to serve, proposed and ratified the resolutions in the respective counties, making them 2A sanctuaries.
New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association President Tony Mace of Cibola County said the new law goes too far by potentially impounding guns before any crime is committed and that he and other sheriffs will assert their discretion over its enforcement.
In other words, thanks for the advice, but we got this.