Albuqurque Gun Ban used to Arrest Black New Mexico Movement Organizer

Screenshot from Youtube video of Protest for Freedom Rally, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- On Sunday morning, 19 July, 2020, a kindergarten teacher was organizing a Black New Mexico Movement protest at the Civic Plaza in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He had a firearm holstered across his chest. Police say he refused to disarm after they told him firearms were banned at the Plaza. A few minutes later they arrested him and two other armed men who were with him.

Grady complained that members of the New Mexico Civil Guard, who attended a Protest for Freedom rally at the Civic Plaza on Friday, July 17, and were armed, were not arrested.

From the abqjournal:

The 40-year-old kindergarten teacher was helping set the stage for a Black New Mexico Movement protest at Civic Plaza one Sunday morning in mid-July, his gun holstered across his chest.

A short time later, Francisco “Frankie” Grady was handcuffed and then cited for having a firearm on city property. He was subsequently charged with unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises, a fourth-degree felony that now follows him on his record, even though there is no school in sight at Civic Plaza.

A quick look at the video of the rally on the 17th of July did not show any openly armed people there. There are plenty of black people at the rally. The rally did not get much press. It looked to be pretty high energy.

The police said that the New Mexico Civil Guard had been warned to disarm, and they had done so.

As of 23 August, all of the charges against the trio of black men arrested on 19 July had been dropped.

The police spokesman said the three arrested on 19 July had been told to disarm, but had not done so.

Administrative instruction 5-20 was issued on 19 June, five days after the self-defense shooting at the Juan de Oñate confrontation. The order claims Albuquerque city parks and recreation centers are “school premises” under state law banning guns in schools.

The New Mexico Patriot Advocacy Coalition filed a lawsuit challenging such a broad interpretation of the law in Administrative Orders 5-19, in September of 2019. In Order 5-19, Mayor Keller claims all of the City's Community Centers, Multi-generational Centers, and senior Centers fall under the definition of “school premises”.

Lisa Brenner And NM Patriot Advocacy Coalition File Suit Against Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller

 

Mayor Keller of Albuquerque acts as if he can ban firearms anywhere in the city he wishes to. Where, in the city, is a place where school children or university students banned? Under Mayor Keller's interpretation, those are the only places the state law would not have effect.

It is difficult to know who will prevail in the New Mexico courts.

When you are dealing with people who do not acknowledge the existence of truth or objective reality, who are accustomed to changing the meaning of words to suit their political purposes, interpretation of the law to something they like, is almost reflexive.

If they do not like the right to bear arms, as protected by the United States Second Amendment and the New Mexico Constitution, the answer is simple: just declare most of your jurisdiction to be a school!


About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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PavePusher
PavePusher
3 days ago

As usual, anti-gun laws being used to oppress minorities….

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
5 days ago

I like how this works. They always find ways to trap people. My question is, was this on every tv station for a week. Was it a head line in every New Mexico news paper for the first day and then on the front page everyday for a week. It’s typical how they make laws and don’t really publicize the change hoping that people don’t see it and protest against it. In Oregone, you have to check your phone or computer everyday to see if the fishing rules have changed. You can no longer get a copy of the rules… Read more »

a.x. perez
a.x. perez
5 days ago

Live in El Paso. Every now and then someone suggests we leave Texas and join New Mexico. This is why I’m glad we don’t.

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
5 days ago

These arrogant leftists who exercise their personal will, all seem to have one thing in common. They’re not worried about getting reelected. It’s as if they know something we don’t. Not fearing voter backlash, is what seems off.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
5 days ago

I would think that if the city or state doesn’t receive federal funds for the properties described designated as school funds, that a good lawyer could prevail in court getting this stopped.

JPM
JPM
5 days ago

The level of political corruption in New Mexico makes it appear to be more aligned with Mexico than the U.S.A. The corrupt liberals and Democrats in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque urban areas, with some support from the crooked Las Cruces Democrats and liberals, determine how the state is (mis) managed. To hold any office in New Mexico (elected or appointed) you have to pay the Democratic Party located in Santa Fe. I have seen this first hand on many occasions. The electoral process within the state is a joke at the state and national levels. However, local elections (sheriff,… Read more »

Joe
Joe
5 days ago
Reply to  JPM

The corruption in this state and this family go WAY BACK !!!

gregs
gregs
4 days ago
Reply to  JPM

north mexico instead of new mexico?

nrringlee
nrringlee
5 days ago

Meet the New Jim Crow, same as the Old Jim Crow. The law is, boy, whatever I say it is because I am the law.That is the progressive interpretation of elected power. You elected me to rule over you so don’t complain when I do so in an arbitrary and capricious manner. We have known about this kind of abuse of political legitimacy since the Old Testament. It is now a cornerstone of progressive ideology. You can’t run your own life so you elect your betters to do it for you. Our country was founded on the exact opposite values.… Read more »

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
5 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

The whole system has been rigged from day one. They give you the ILLUSION of freedom. They give you the ILLUSION of choice. But the reality is that they are psychopathic control freaks with one goal in mind. POWER. With them in complete control of YOU. I don’t give consent. We haven’t had a “just” government since the “civil” war.

Cruiser
Cruiser
5 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Politicians don’t understand they are elected to rule for us, not over us.

Shame on any Gun Owner who votes Democrat!

Mac
Mac
5 days ago

We were stationed in NM in the late 70’s when the state was not run by idiots! Glad we are not there now!

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
5 days ago

These LITTLE NAZIS who HATE the American Constitution need to be REMOVED from all Public Offices. They then MUST be BANNED from ever holding another Public Office.

gregs
gregs
4 days ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

thing is, they swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and their state. how can they not be removed from office for perjury for violating their oath of office when they impose these extra-constitutional laws/rules?

RoyD
RoyD
6 days ago

No metal detector, no care.