WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Praises New Mexico's Unconstitutional Gun Carry Ban

September 13, 2023

Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) praised a ban on carrying guns days after the New Mexico governor banned guns in public places around Albuquerque.

"A few years back, D.C. said, 'We just wanna basically ban carrying guns,' and good for D.C.," Warren said on CNN. "And then an extremist United States Supreme Court said, 'Nope, we're not gonna let you do it.'"

Warren said Washington, D.C., was "right" that such a move would "bring down gun violence."

Warren was likely referring to District of Columbia v. Heller, the 2008 case in which the Supreme Court struck down the city's handgun ban. Warren said she supports gun bans in light of the New Mexico controversy.

Democratic governor Michelle Lujan Grisham last week issued a ban on the right to carry firearms in the state's largest city, Albuquerque, and the surrounding county, Bernalillo, in light of recent violence. The move was a part of a larger public health emergency about gun violence and drug use that Grisham ordered.

Bernalillo County sheriff John Allen this week said that he is not willing to enforce the ban, adding that it is unconstitutional and could create violence.

"This order will not do anything to curb gun violence other than punish law-abiding citizens who have a constitutional right to self defense," Allen said.