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NRA sues California officials over forced closure of gun shops amid outbreak

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'Shuttering access to arms necessarily shutters the Constitutional right to those arms'

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The National Rifle Association has joined forces with other Second Amendment advocates to sue several California officials over the forced closure of gun shops in the state amid shut-down orders imposed during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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The NRA and its fellow plaintiffs sued California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villaneuva, and two other state officials, arguing that "firearms licensees are essential businesses that provide access to constitutionally protected rights. Full stop."

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