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When New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham unconstitutionally banned the carrying of firearms in Bernalillo County citing a “public health emergency,” it was a reminder of what we learned about liberal politicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
First, when they have power, they think they are above the law. They casually issue dictatorial orders that implement their prejudices without regard to the Constitution. They represent the rule of power instead of the rule of law.
Second, like much of their left-wing ideology, they base their decision on phony information and false analysis. There is no evidence that honest citizens carrying weapons are dangerous. There’s all the evidence that criminals don’t care about the law. The governor would have disarmed the innocent while doing nothing to impact lawbreakers.
Third, they often exempt themselves and their own behaviors from their rules. For example, the governor decreed that innocent citizens could not carry their own weapons, but her security force could have guns when no one else was allowed.
Fourth, they will impose their will and ideology on citizens (whether they are gun owners, concerned parents, or people