Everytown Law Wins Dismissal of Challenge to City of Albuquerque’s Enforcement of State Prohibition on Firearms in Community, Health, Multigenerational Centers, and Senior Centers

January 8, 2020

Albuquerque, NM – In an administrative instruction issued last August, the City of Albuquerque notified the public it would strictly enforce state laws that prohibit firearms in the City’s Community, Health, Multigenerational Centers, and Senior Centers. New Mexico law prohibits firearms in places like the centers, where school and university-related activities take place. Soon after the announcement, a legal challenge was brought against the City’s Mayor by a local gun rights group, alleging that the City’s enforcement violated the state and federal constitutions. Everytown Law agreed to represent the Mayor in partnership with the City Attorney’s office. On January 7, 2020, after oral argument by Everytown Law counsel, a judge dismissed the case, agreeing with Everytown Law that the plaintiffs failed to establish standing to bring suit.

PRESS RELEASE (January 8, 2020)  

Complaint (September 23, 2019)  

Plaintiffs’ Emergency Petition (September 23, 2019)  

Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss (October 22, 2019)  

Defendant’s Response to Emergency Petition (October 22, 2019)  

Plaintiffs’ Reply to Response for Emergency Petition (November 4, 2019)  

Plaintiffs’ Reponse in Opposition (December 3, 2019)  

Defendant’s Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss Complaint (December 3, 2019)  

Opinion and Order (January 7, 2020)