On Friday, the Mountain States Legal Foundation, representing the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association, the National Rifle Association, the Second Amendment Foundation, and various New Mexico retailers filed a lawsuit against Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for her closure of firearm stores and shooting ranges.
According to her order, which was extended to April 30, she classifies the businesses as “non-essential,” despite the U.S. Department of Homeland Security affirming that such businesses are, indeed, essential.
“The government has no duty to protect you, and coronavirus-related impacts to law enforcement could be significant, so times like now are precisely when people must be able to acquire self-defense tools to defend their lives and homes,” FPC President Brandon Combs said. “We are proud to participate in this important case to defend the people’s right to keep and bear arms against government abuses in New Mexico.”
“Grisham has used this crisis to continue her assault on the rights of law-abiding citizens while other Democratic governors in states such as Colorado have deemed these establishments “essential” and actually protected their residents’ right to purchase and own guns,” writes the NRA.