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Governor of New Mexico — Declared Public Health Emergency

Governor of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham
Governor of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham

New Mexico declared gun violence and drug abuse a public health emergency

Governor of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham

Governor of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham

Gun violence and drug abuse declared as public health emergency in New Mexico

In a recent article published by CNN, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has declared gun violence and drug abuse a public health emergency after a string of recent deadly shootings, some involving children.

According to a statement from Lujan Grisham on Friday, the emergency order by the governor of New Mexico includes the suspension of open and concealed carry laws in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, temporarily banning the carrying of guns on public property with certain exceptions. The governor of New Mexico cited the shooting deaths of three children from July through September, as well as a pair of mass shootings in the state.

The governor of New Mexico said the time for standard measures has passed, New Mexicans are afraid to be in crowds, to take their kids to school, to leave a baseball game and threatened by the prospect of violence at every turn – something is very wrong, the governor of New Mexico added.

Read Also:New Mexico governor issues order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque

Under the governor of New Mexico plan, citizens with permits will be allowed to possess their weapons on private property such as gun ranges and gun stores if the firearm is transported in a locked box or a trigger lock or other mechanism is used to render the gun incapable of being fired, this is according to the order of the governor of New Mexico.

The governor of New Mexico order was issued after consultation with public safety officials, including Bernalillo District Attorney Sam Bregman, Bernalillo County Sheriff John Allen, Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina, and former State Police Chief Pete Kassetas. The governor of New Mexico order also prohibits firearms on state property, including state buildings and schools, as well as parks and other places where children gather.

According to the statement under the governor of New Mexico order, licensed firearm dealers will be inspected monthly by New Mexico’s Regulation and Licensing Division to ensure compliance with sales and storage laws. Furthermore, state health and environmental officials will begin wastewater testing for illegal substances such as fentanyl at schools. The governor of New Mexico order is immediately effective.

Read Also:New Mexico gunman who killed 3 fired more than 100 rounds and was found with note in pocket, police say

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