The governor of New Mexico took to Twitter on Tuesday and criticized a wave of “Second Amendment Sanctuary” resolutions passed by counties across the state.
More than half of the state’s 33 counties have passed resolutions in opposition to a series of what they called gun control bills being considered by the state Legislature. Such “sanctuary” resolutions often say sheriffs should not have to enforce measures they consider unconstitutional. Officials have said the resolutions are symbolic in nature.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, criticized the movement in a series of Tweets: “A few law enforcement officers in this state have been making noise about how they won’t enforce gun safety measures because they don’t like them. That’s not how laws work, of course, and it’s not how oaths of office work either.”
Grisham wrote she would continue to advocate for gun reforms, despite “NRA propaganda, rogue sheriffs throwing a childish pity party or bad-faith critics.”