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Last Friday, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration issued an emergency public health order that imposed a 30-day ban on carrying firearms on public and state property in the state’s most populous city, Albuquerque, and surrounding Bernalillo County. The Democratic governor’s largely unprecedented move, as Slate put it, was an “utter disaster” from the start — backlash came from gun rights and gun reform proponents, progressives and conservatives, and from within Lujan Grisham’s party.
Evidently, it was also destined to be short-lived. A federal judge blocked the ban on Wednesday, less than a week after it was ordered, until…