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GOAL Files Amicus Brief on Retailer Court Action

Today Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL) joined by the National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed an Amicus Brief. The brief is in support of the federal court action taken against the Baker Administration for the closure of firearm retailers in Massachusetts.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the Baker Administration has systematically shut down critical parts of the Second Amendment in the Commonwealth. The mandated closure of firearm retailers is just one piece. From the very beginning GOAL attempted to work with the State to make things work following the COVID-19 protocols. Sadly, we were rejected.

“Governor Baker mandated that the retailers close, most of them family owned small businesses,” said Jim Wallace Executive Director of GOAL. “Then he purposely excluded them from being eligible to apply for state emergency business loans. The Governor followed that up with removing shooting ranges from the “essential” list. Through the State Police, he ceased firearm safety training which is mandatory in this state. This is simply an outright systemic attack on our civil rights during a state of emergency. These actions are reminiscent of the unconstitutional government actions that took place during Katrina in 2005.”

GOAL would like to thank our supporters for their generosity that is allowing us to continue to defend our civil rights. This is especially important during times of national crisis when the enemies of freedom will take advantage of it to further their agenda. We would also like to thank all of 2A organizations working together here in the Commonwealth and across the country with a special tip of the hat to Comm2A.

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