UNM Law experts featured in national news

September 14, 2023


UNM Law Professors Maryam Ahranjani and Kastenberg

Governor Lujan Grisham’s executive order, suspending open and concealed carry laws in Albuquerque and throughout Bernalillo County for 30 days, has raised many discussions among the citizens of New Mexico and throughout the United States. UNM School of Law Professors Maryam Ahranjani and Josh Kastenberg have been called upon for their expertise by national and local news platforms to discuss and analyze the ban.  

Read along using the links below. 


The Trace  

New Mexico’s Gun Carry Ban Isn’t a Longterm Solution. Here’s Why.  

Yahoo! News  

One Dem lawmaker comes out against Lujan Grisham gun order, others say it's meant to start conversation  


New Mexico prelate backs governor’s controversial order on carrying guns  

The Tablet  

New Mexico Prelate Backs Governor’s Gun-Carrying Ban   


Daily Lobo

Unpacking the solutions to gun violence in New Mexico


Legal professor analyzes 30-day ban on carrying guns in public  


Backlash continues over governor’s public health order on guns  

Lawsuits pile up against New Mexico Governor after public health order  

Santa Fe New Mexican  

Reverberations continue from governor’s gun order