A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order against New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's order suspending the right to carry firearms in public in and around Albuquerque.
The Democratic governor issued last Friday a 30-day suspension of open and concealed carry laws in Bernalillo County, where Albuquerque, the state's most populous city, is seated.
During a motion hearing Wednesday afternoon in Albuquerque on the cases, a judge granted a temporary restraining order, blocking enforcement of the governor's ban until Oct. 3, according to ABC Albuquerque affiliate KOAT.
The ruling cited that the governor's order directly conflicted with the Second Amendment, according to Senate Republican leader Greg Baca, who applauded the judge's ruling.
New Mexico Attorney General Raul Torrez, a fellow Democrat, has said he will not defend the state in the lawsuits regarding the public health emergency order, stating in a letter that he does not believe the order will have any meaningful impact on public safety, ABC reports.