GOA Scores Victories in Two More States

I am happy to report another huge Second Amendment victory!

This week, Gun Owners of America won two important battles in Massachusetts and Maryland to reopen gun stores and shooting ranges, respectively.

And so I want to thank all of our GOA members for helping to keep GOA on the frontlines.

In Massachusetts, GOA joined several other plaintiffs who filed suit against the state’s closure of gun stores. Now, because of a favorable ruling from a federal judge, gun stores can reopen today, May 9th.

GOA is pleased to see that gun stores will be reopened in Massachusetts. In times of emergencies, it is vital for people to be able to acquire the tools necessary to protect themselves and their families.

In Maryland, some gun ranges had been ordered closed by the police based on a misinterpretation of the state’s shut down order.  GOA and Gun Owners Foundation sent a letter to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, urging him to reopen gun ranges.

The letter stated, in part, “We urge you to bring Maryland into line with the vast majority of other states that have allowed shooting ranges to continue operation, and into line with the DHS CISA Memorandum, and federal and state constitutional requirements.”

Just days after GOA’s letter, Gov. Hogan’s latest executive order has explicitly named shooting ranges as businesses that can open to the public.

Just as with acquiring firearms, having a place to safely practice and train with firearms is critically important, even during a pandemic. GOA and GOF are happy to see gun ranges opening up in the Old Line State.

In Liberty,

Erich Pratt
Senior Vice President
Follow me on Twitter: @erichmpratt

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