Albany, N.Y. – The National Rifle Association sued New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for closing gun shops during the coronavirus pandemic, saying the restriction is unconstitutional and leaves citizens defenseless. At the same time, prisoners are being released early as a result of the crisis.
New York ordered most businesses to close to prevent the spread of the virus but deemed grocery stores, liquor stores, pharmacies, and restaurants that do take-out as essential and allowed them to remain open.
Last month, under Cuomo’s executive order, Remington’s Ilion, New York Factory closed. As a result, vital supplies of firearms and ammunition had drastically diminished. So during the biggest gun-buying boom in history, Remington will be losing a significant part of their manufacturing capacity.
New York is not the only state being sued by the NRA. Just last week, the association announced it was also taking legal action against Governor Gavin Newsom and the State of California after it and its local municipalities order the closing of gun stores.
During this time of crisis, it would appear that Democrats are playing fast and loose with the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans by denying their right to own or purchase needed ammunition and firearms to protect themselves and their families. For the over 150,000 individuals employed within the firearms industry across the nation, these Left-wing attacks have left them without a paycheck to protect themselves and their families financially.