April 16, 2020
For immediate release
GOA Sues Massachusetts, AG Maura Healey Over Closure of Gun Stores
Springfield, VA – Gun Owners of America (GOA) is one of several plaintiffs who have filed suit in Massachusetts to challenge the state’s closure of gun stores during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite federal guidance  designating the firearms industry as essential, the Bay State’s Attorney General Maura Healey forced Governor Charles Baker to mandate the closure the closure of gun stores and ranges within the state. Ironically, AG Healey (while praising abortion workers) has called for the pandemic to not be politicized  — even though she has, in fact, politicized the crisis by deeming gun stores as nonessential .
“Governor Baker and AG Healey must do an about-face and uphold their oaths of office by respecting the Constitution and Bill of Rights,” Erich Pratt, Senior Vice President of GOA, said. “Many jurisdictions — even anti-gun states like New Jersey — have reopened gun stores and are now following the federal guidance. It’s time that Massachusetts follows this guidance as well.”
Erich Pratt, or another GOA spokesperson, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit grassroots lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center .
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