Majority of New Mexico Counties are Declared Sanctuary for Gun Owners


New gun laws passed in New Mexico aren’t very popular with the county sheriffs, with 25 of New Mexico’s 33 counties declaring themselves sanctuary counties for gun owners.

In addition, 29 of the 33 county sheriffs signed a letter protesting the gun legislation of far left Governor Lujan Grisham’s gun control bill. The measure isn’t very popular in a state where gun owners still believe in the second Amendment.

The counties that have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries are:

  • Valencia County
  • Sandoval County
  • Eddy County
  • Chaves County
  • Otero County
  • Lincoln County
  • Quay County
  • Union County
  • Socorro County
  • San Juan County
  • Catron County
  • Curry County
  • Hidalgo County
  • Sierra County
  • Grant County
  • Torrance County
  • Rio Arriba County
  • De Baca County
  • Roosevelt County
  • Harding County
  • Luna County

From Breitbart News

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed legislation Friday to criminalize private gun sales but 25 of New Mexico’s 33 counties have made clear they have no intention of enforcing it.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that 25 counties have declared “Second Amendment Sanctuary” status as a way of affirming that their county governments stand behind a sheriff’s decision to not enforce the gun control.

On March 2, Breitbart News reported that 21 of New Mexico’s 33 counties had declared themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries.

Twenty-nine of New Mexico’s 33 sheriffs have also signed a statement against Gov. Grisham’s gun control. And the New Mexico Sheriff’s Association indicated it planned to sue the state if the new gun control was enacted.

Grisham pushed gun control throughout her gubernatorial campaign. On March 29, 2018, Breitbart News reported that she called for a ban on “high magazine cartridges.”

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