(TargetLiberty.org) – The Second Amendment of the Constitution isn’t a law public officials can ignore when they want. It’s a fundamental right, even in the middle of a global pandemic. That’s why the NRA and other gun rights groups are suing cities and states.
The Second Amendment is ESSENTIAL.
Firearms are ESSENTIAL.
Gun stores are ESSENTIAL.
Self-defense is ESSENTIAL.
Don’t let any politician or the media tell you differently.
— NRA (@NRA) April 6, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo closed gun stores in the state as part of his “PAUSE” order. The law, which the executive extended through April 15, forces “non-essential” businesses to close. On April 2, the NRA filed a lawsuit saying the pandemic doesn’t “justify impeding the exercise” of citizens’ constitutional rights.
This is serious, @NYGovCuomo.
Your order is effectively denying millions of New Yorkers their right to defend themselves and their families…at a time when they need that right more than ever. pic.twitter.com/cZ4dOcYGoe
— NRA (@NRA) April 5, 2020
New York isn’t the only location in the NRA’s legal crosshairs. The organization, along with the Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition and California Gun Rights Foundation, filed a lawsuit on March 27 against Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. The sheriff was trying to shut down firearms sellers. Villanueva backed down after the organization sued.
The NRA filed suits against Alameda, Santa Clara, Contra Costa and San Mateo counties as well on March 31. The gun-rights group demanded the counties reopen gun stores right away.
It’s unclear why local and state officials think they can just suspend the Constitution. That’s not how it works. No matter what’s happening in the country, politicians must abide by the Bill of Rights. They have no choice.
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