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Our nation continues to struggle with the widespread impact of the COVID-19 virus. By now, everyone should be aware of the new “social distancing” paradigm, where we are all encouraged to avoid large groups of people, and maintain at least six feet of distance between each other when we do interact. Regular washing of our hands—which
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As the COVID-19 pandemic makes its way across the country, Americans are getting an important lesson in the dangers of a placing a prior restraint on the exercise of a constitutional right. The vast increase in those seeking protection in the Second Amendment during this period of uncertainty has caused the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and Point of
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Campaign Action “By the order of the Sheriff of Los Angeles County, gun and ammunition stores are not considered essential businesses and must close to the general public…” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a statement Thursday. He’s obviously listed in the NRA’s lawsuit, too, for enforcing the business closures.  “There are hundreds of
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As NRA is actively fighting gun store closures across the country, President Trump’s newly-updated DHS guidance echoes what the NRA is arguing in court: that firearms and ammunition retailers are “critical infrastructure.”  On March 28, DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency​(“CISA”) updated its guidance on the critical infrastructure that the agency determined should remain open during state shutdown orders
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03.29.20 – The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has included the  gun industry in their ‘critical infrastructure’ advisory list during coronavirus crisis/Feds Add Gun Companies to ‘Essential’ Business List Amid Coronavirus Outbreak/   We thought this information would be important for you to know.  To read the full articles, click on the link provided: 
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The Department of Homeland Security added gun dealers, ranges, and manufacturers to its essential business coronavirus-response guide on Saturday.  The updated guidance from DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) now considers “workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges” to be essential. Those industry workers are listed under the
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The National Rifle Association accused Governor Gavin Newsom in a lawsuit of taking away the right of Americans to access firearms by shutting gun stores during the coronavirus outbreak. The nation’s leading gun-rights group filed the complaint Friday in Los Angeles federal court along with two individuals, retailer Gun World and three other firearms advocacy
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In the midst of some state and local authorities moving to close gun shops during the coronavirus emergency, the Trump administration stepped in Saturday to make clear that such outlets are “essential.” The Second Amendment which guarantees private gun ownership as a constitutional right in the U.S. also extends protections to commercial gun sellers, according
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other pro-gun groups filed a lawsuit against California on Friday after the state forced gun stores to close under Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomCalifornia Gov. Newsom declares statewide moratorium on evictions for renters hit by coronavirus Disneyland and Disney World closed until further notice States brace for massive budget gaps
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton declared Friday that gun stores can stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic even as many jurisdictions within the state have issued stay-at-home orders. Paxton’s nonbinding opinion says “municipal and county authorities may not use emergency powers to regulate or restrict the sale of firearms.” Texas, the second-largest state by population, has
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During the COVID-19 crisis, many of our family members, friends, and fellow citizens have decided to exercise their right to self-defense for the first time.  Unfortunately, many of them are being delayed or denied their rights not only by anti-gun bureaucracy put in place years ago, but also new obstacles created within the past few days and weeks.  Anti-gun officials have taken advantage
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Coalition Files Federal Lawsuit Against  Los Angeles Sheriff Villanueva, California Gov. Gavin Newsom Over Constitutional Violations  Today, the National Rifle Association (NRA) joined individuals, retailers, and other gun rights groups in filing a federal lawsuit challenging state and local policies and enforcement practices that violate Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The gun rights groups includes the Second
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On Tuesday, March 24, pro-Second Amendment State Representative Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) requested an opinion from Attorney General Ken Paxton on whether city and county officials can prohibit the sale of firearms through an emergency order or declaration by excluding firearm manufacturers and retailers as “essential businesses.”  Over the course of this week, local officials from Austin,
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Governor Steve Bullock’s recent Executive Order 3-2020 designates “…firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers…” under “Essential Businesses,” exempting them from being shut down during this state of emergency.  While the Governor and U.S. Senate Candidate has been openly hostile to gun rights in the past by: Vetoing firearm preemption and self-defense legislation, Penning an Op-Ed in support of so-called “universal” background checks,
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CLOSE Gun stores in Delaware were told to close during the coronavirus pandemic. Owners, on Thursday, were given cease and desist orders. 3/26/20 Delaware News Journal We are providing this content free as a public service to readers during the coronavirus outbreak. Please support the work we’re doing by subscribing to Delaware Online.  Firearms stores in
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva took to twitter to announce he is once again ordering the closure of guns stores to almost all retail traffic.  This comes after the closure was announced, then lifted, but is now back in place. The Sheriff issued the below statement, placing extreme limitations on firearm stores and how they can conduct
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In response to the Covid 19 outbreak, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered the closure of all businesses she doesn’t consider “Essential.”  The Governor did not designate firearm stores as “essential,” but many remained open because the Governor’s order did not explicitly order them closed.  Your NRA-ILA has now learned that Governor Grisham is making her anti-gun proclivities clear by tasking the State Patrol with driving by
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Our Second Amendment rights are being threatened. Governor Mills needs to hear from you now! In response to COVID-19, Governor Mills issued an executive order that required all non-essential businesses to close their physical locations that allow “in-person” contact until April 8th. Today, Kittery Trading Post – a gun store – was shut down as
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tim Walz has issued Executive Order 20-20, the “Stay at Home” order which takes effect tomorrow.  This order includes a requirement for all individuals to suspend activities unless they are obtaining “products needed to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of homes and residences, businesses and personally-owned vehicles.” 
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The National Rifle Association is planning to cut salaries by 20% across the board and lay off employees after the new coronavirus forced the gun rights group to scrap its planned events. NRA chief Wayne LaPierre warned his board of directors on Monday that the organization “faces extraordinary challenges resulting from COVID-19” that will result
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More than 400,000 people worldwide — including more than 50,000 people in the United States – have been infected with the new coronavirus, and the number of deaths from the outbreak continues to rise. Officials are attempting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. as schools, businesses and public events are closed or canceled.
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