Gun Rights Groups Sue New Mexico Gov., Challenging Emergency Order
BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation, National Rifle Association and Firearms Policy Coalition today filed a federal lawsuit against New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, challenging her order mandating the closure of lawful retail firearms businesses during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Joining SAF, NRA and FPC are the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association, two businesses, and three private citizens. They are represented by attorneys Patrick J. Rogers, Albuquerque; Cody J. Wisniewski, Lakewood, Colo.; Adam Kraut, Sacramento, Calif., and Michael T. Jean, Fairfax, Va. The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico and is known as Aragon v. Grisham.
In addition to Gov. Grisham, also named as a defendant is Kathyleen Kunkel, secretary for the New Mexico Department of Health, both in their official capacities. The Department of Health is also a defendant.
The lawsuit “challenges Defendants’ mandatory shuttering of lawful retail firearms businesses.”
“By arbitrarily, capriciously—and unconstitutionally—targeting those who lawfully sell firearms and ammunition, New Mexico is depriving citizens of their natural and fundamental right to keep and bear arms,” the complaint alleges.
“Gov. Grisham simply can’t suspend the Second Amendment,” stated SAF founder and Executive …Read the Rest