Second Amendment

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Coronavirus Gun Store Shutdown

Even in an emergency, constitutionally-protected rights must be defended. New Mexico’s governor shut down the state’s firearms retailers as part of her emergency orders designed to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Gun Retailers Will Be Allowed to Reopen Following Coronavirus Shutdown

Denver, CO — April 30, 2020 — Second Amendment advocates celebrated victory today in a battle over gun owners’ rights in New Mexico. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Thursday afternoon that firearms retailers would be allowed to reopen on May 1st. Previously, in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Grisham issued emergency shutdown orders for all non-essential businesses by…

MSLF Sues New Mexico Governor Over Coronavirus Closure of Gun Stores

Mountain States Legal Foundation is seeking a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the order against licensed firearm retailers, repair shops, and gun ranges to vindicate the gun rights of New Mexicans. Our join lawsuit was filed April 10th.

Robert Aragon, et al. v. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, et al.

New Mexico’s Unconstitutional Gun Store Closures

Even in an emergency, constitutionally protected rights must be defended. New Mexico’s governor shut down the state’s firearms retailers as part of her emergency shut down orders designed to stop the spread of COVID 19. But her order illegally deprives citizens of their Second Amendment protected rights. MSLF filed a lawsuit, on behalf of multiple individuals, firearm retailers, and a litany of Second Amendment advocacy organization, to vindicate those rights.

Pena v. Horan

California’s De Facto Handgun Ban is Unconstitutional

California has imposed many unconstitutional requirements upon handguns to limit purchases. By requiring non-standard or non-existent features, the state has effectively created a ban on handguns. As a result, California residents are being unfairly denied their Second Amendment protected rights.