NRA Sues New York State For Closing Gun Shops

The New York Post reports:

New York is trampling on Second Amendment rights by shuttering gun stores during the coronavirus pandemic, the National Rifle Association says in a new lawsuit.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to label gun shops “non-essential” businesses has made it virtually impossible for New Yorkers to legally buy a firearm in the state, the gun-rights argued in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. The suit asks the court to declare gun stores essential businesses that can operate during the virus crisis.

New York Attorney General Letitia James vowed to defend the state against the NRA’s lawsuit. The group has brought similar complaints in California. “Everyone, including the NRA, must follow the law and all executive orders of New York,” James tweeted.