In this case, it's because the governor of N.M. is a Democrat, and everyone knows, if you support upholding the constitution, you're "Right Wing". Actually, this militia is made up of veterans and ex-Leo's, so it's a slap in the face to them by the governor. They are upholding the oath they swore to, it's the governor that's not.
United Constitutional Patriots: Border patrol vigilantes
For two months, an armed group of ex servicemen and police officers have been patrolling the New Mexico-Chihuahua border for asylum seekers from central America.
The group describe themselves on Facebook as: 'Americans that believe in the constitution and the rights of every American that will stand up for there rights in unity and help keep America safe.'
@mjtrip001 , I'm in the same situation as far as being the first in my town. I guess my contact at the PD has been a bit more helpful than yours is being. We are pretty much going through the exact same process but I applied on the 20th of March. I also had a delay in one of my references who didn't receive his email and that is when my contact with my local PD initiated. When I talked to him today he said he finished my application through the FARS system last Friday which is when I got the email it was completed.
I would contact him and say you haven't received your completion email from the NJ FARS system and was wondering if there was anything else you can or needed to do to help the process.
One thing I have been doing the entire time is saying I know I'm the first one, I'm in no rush for my permits, that I really just wanted to help my local PD get familiar with process so it'll be streamlined in the future. I've joked numerous times that I don't mind being the guinea pig, and I'm glad I could help him learn the new system.