Pennsylvania: Gun rights group sues to block closure of gun stores as ‘non-essential’

Pennsylvania: Gun rights group sues to block closure of gun stores as ‘non-essential’
Gun store in New York. NBC 4 NY video

[Ed. – God bless America.  Whenever this may end up being ruled on or ultimately decided, thinking about it is indispensable for the country, and it may be necessary to strengthen constitutional protections on this matter.  Dealing with the question won’t slow us down in responding effectively to the coronavirus problem.  And the question must be dealt with.]

A top gun-rights group is challenging the state-ordered shutdown of “non-essential” businesses because of the coronavirus outbreak, and leading Second Amendment advocates say more could be in store.

Brandon Combs, president of the Firearms Policy Coalition, said his group filed a case on Friday asking the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to block Democratic governor Tom Wolf from including gun stores in a statewide shutdown of “non-essential” businesses. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has told Gov. Wolf he has until 8 p.m. on Friday to respond to the arguments in the case.

“Weapons and ammunition retailers are one of the most essential business types in the United States,” Combs told the Washington Free Beacon.

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