A bill has been introduced to the U.S. Senate that seeks to block Democrats from declaring a “public health emergency” to strip Americans of their constitutional rights by banning guns.
Last week, New Mexico’s Democrat Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an unconstitutional ban on carrying firearms in the state’s largest city, Albuquerque, and the surrounding Bernalillo County.
The order is in place for at least 30 days, as Slay News reported.
Gov. Grisham signed an executive order to issue a “public health emergency” to enforce her radical gun-control agenda.
The move has been met with widespread pushback, however, even among some anti-gun Democrats.
I support gun safety laws. However, this order from the Governor of New Mexico violates the U.S. Constitution. No state in the union can suspend the federal Constitution. There is no such thing as a state public health emergency exception to the U.S. Constitution. https://t.co/kOhLMtaOl2
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) September 9, 2023
The consensus from both sides of the aisle is that the government cannot suspend constitutional rights even for a so-called public health emergency.
New Mexico Sheriff Hands Reality Check to Democrat Gov over ‘Unconstitutional’ Gun Ban – https://t.co/YLPlArRzMG
— Slay News (@Slay_News_) September 13, 2023
Last month, Senate Democrats from the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions voted to strike down an amendment from the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act.
The amendment would have prevented President Biden and his Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from declaring a “public health emergency” to push gun control.
The Braun Amendment is named for Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) who introduced it.
It would protect the American people from being stripped of their God-given rights in the name of “public health.”
GOA has been fighting with Senator Mike Braun on this issue for YEARS.⁰⁰Will @tedlieu and @davidhogg111 support this amendment to prevent the federal government from using a “public health emergency” to impose gun control? https://t.co/28alBI6zmf
— Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) September 9, 2023
Critics of the Braun Amendment insisted that the government would never use a public health emergency to push gun control.
However, critics of the Amendment have been proven wrong by Gov. Grisham just one month later.
Ben from the Minuteman Moment details how Biden’s HHS chief Xavier Becerra is working to impose gun control under the guise of a public health emergency.
This is not the first time that tragedy has been weaponized for gun control, however.
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the federal government confiscated firearms from American citizens.
Those same law-abiding gun owners were treated like criminals by authorities who had granted themselves “emergency powers.”