The NRA Reports Victory for New Mexico Gun Rights

NRA Victory New Mexico
The NRA celebrates victory in New Mexico solidifying resident's rights to purchase firearms and go to the range during the pandemic.  IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The NRA won. The rights of law-abiding New Mexicans to purchase a firearm and go to the range have been vindicated.

In April, the NRA—along with the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association, Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, and Mountain States Legal Foundation—filed suit in federal court against Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham for shuttering retail firearms businesses and ranges due to COVID-19.

As a direct result of our lawsuit, the Governor changed course. Now retail firearms businesses and ranges can operate like all other businesses in New Mexico.

“NRA members and law-abiding gun owners earned a victory today,” said NRA-ILA Director of Litigation Counsel Michael Jean, who represented the NRA in this case. “Gun shops and ranges are open now, and our members in New Mexico can freely exercise their rights.”

The lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed, leaving open the possibility to bring a new suit if the Governor decides to change course and infringe on law-abiding New Mexican’s rights under the guise of COVID-19 again.

“We hope that doesn’t happen, but we’ll be ready to go again if it does,” Jean said.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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wil
wil
1 month ago

Well Wayne, maybe you should have thought about things like not spending $300,000 on suits, and junkets to Europe on my dues money. Maybe you should have been a TRUE supporter of the 2nd Amendment instead of kissing tail and supporting a bumpstock ban. Maybe you should have been taking EVERY SINGLE OPPORTUNITY TO FIGHT AGAINST CRAPPY ANTI-GUN CANDIDATES, INSTEAD OF SUPPORTING PEOPLE LIKE HARRY REID. Maybe you should have been watching the books better and not allowed Marion H to loot the NRA accounts to the tune of $200,000 for her own personal use. Maybe you should have thought… Read more »

Gindy
Gindy
1 month ago

At best, the NRA is currently just another member of the 2A team. And I use the word ‘team’ sparingly! They’ve lost the ability to lead in all cases.

Their long developing internal cancer has all but rendered the NRA useless in most cases. However, if they get a BOD with a set of balls, clean up the mess WLP has created, and pick their battles wisely, there could be hope.

The battlefield is changing rapidly before our very eyes and all players on the 2A team will be needed! Let’s hope everyone is ready for the challenge!!

Bill
Bill
1 month ago

Super! All you people who have been quick to bash the BRA should bite your lip! Regardless of internal issues they still work for us with the other 2A groups! Amen!

Stag
Stag
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

Yeah, they’ve done a hell of a job working for us when they advocated for and helped write all those infringements such as NFA, GCA, Mulford Act, Hughes Amendment, import bans, NICS, red flag laws, FixNICS, and bumpstock bans.

jack mac
jack mac
1 month ago

Did the NRA actually sponsor the case?

BobD
BobD
1 month ago
Reply to  jack mac

Good question. While its not incorrect to say the NRA won, its more accurate to say a coalition of second amendment supporters, including the NRA, were successful….. Since this article was originally posted by the NRA News you can see what their focus was.

Will
Will
1 month ago
Reply to  jack mac

No,the NRA is doing what they do best. They take credit for everything but have nothing to do with it! Trying to give the impression of relevance!

willyd
willyd
1 month ago
Reply to  Will

Will; So true of the N R A lately claim victory on someone else’s dime, they really don’t lead the charge anymore do to their internal problems, time for them to clean up their act and get back to backing the 2nd amendment!!!!!!!!