We have just learned that U.S. District Court Judge David Urias has denied our request for a preliminary injunction in our lawsuit against New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. This means that the Governor’s latest public carry ban is back in effect, denying the citizens of New Mexico their Second Amendment right to bear arms in public places, particularly playgrounds and public parks. Under this order, a disabled veteran, unable to physically defend himself against an act of violence in Albuquerque – one of the nation’s most dangerous cities – cannot sit on a park bench with a revolver holstered on his hip for protection. Read the full decision here.

Attorney Brian Festa, We The Patriots USA Co-Founder and Vice-President, released the following statement late Wednesday:

“We are deeply disappointed by Judge Urias’s decision today. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive order is a gross abuse of her authority, and a violation of her oath to uphold and defend the U.S. and New Mexico Constitutions. Instead of protecting the fine citizens of New Mexico, she has taken action that seriously jeopardizes public safety in a city that has one of the highest crime rates in the nation. We plan to swiftly appeal the court’s decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.”

We remain committed to see this litigation through for the citizens of New Mexico and all Americans who value their right to keep and bear arms. However, we need your help to accomplish this. Please consider making a contribution to our 2A Legal Fund today, so that we can see this fight through to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.