Rep. Andrew Clyde addresses ‘attack’ on second amendment rights

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PRESS RELEASE – The Left’s anti-Second Amendment attacks are only getting more out of hand.

Last week, New Mexico’s Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, issued an executive order banning open and concealed carry — even for licensed concealed carriers — in Albuquerque and the surrounding county for at least 30 days.

Folks, this is beyond unconstitutional.

The move was made in response to a number of deaths, including the recent tragic murder of an 11-year-old boy. While every loss of life is heartbreaking, we cannot allow emotion to drive actions that have Constitution-altering consequences. Simply put, evil deeds do not transcend constitutional rights.

While this latest attempt to infringe on Americans’ Second Amendment freedoms is unfolding in New Mexico, we can’t turn a blind eye to any tyrannical tactic happening across the county. Because the harsh reality is that the Left will stop at nothing to achieve their ultimate goal of an unarmed and vulnerable America. Every inch we give in this fight, even silently, brings their unlawful efforts closer to our own doorsteps.

Notably, Governor Lujan Grisham’s brazen executive overreach comes just days after the Biden Administration issued its newest assault on our Second Amendment liberties. Under the ATF’s latest unconstitutional rule, any American who sells even a single firearm for profit — including to a family member — can be considered “engaged in business” of selling guns, subsequently forcing these individuals to obtain a federal firearms license, conduct a background check, and complete gun registration paperwork under federal law.

The Second Amendment is abundantly clear: Shall NOT be infringed.

In response to these wholly unconstitutional efforts, I will continue to do everything in my power to protect and preserve our unalienable right to keep and bear arms through my work in Congress. After all, an armed America is a more safe — and more free — America

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