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Partnering with the NRA, Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition and Mountain States Legal Foundation we filed suit against the governor today over the closures of firearm retailers and shooting ranges. The failure of New Mexico’s leaders to recognize our right to self-defense has not only diminished our rights, but it has also left New Mexicans vulnerable.

During this COVID-19, many anti-gun politicians have used their emergency use of powers to tread on your Second Amendments rights. Earlier today, NRA-ILA and our state affiliate, the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. We are challenging the anti-gun Governor’s use of emergency powers and her COVID-19 statewide order to shut down firearm retailers and ranges. She refused to designate gun retailers as essential business and had her administration instruct New Mexico State Police to visit FFLs to remind them that they must remain closed to the public. We are working with the Second Amendment Foundation, the Firearms Policy Coalition, and the Mountain States Legal Foundation on this litigation.

Your NRA-ILA will continue keeping tabs on this pandemic. If you have questions about our Grassroots activism in New Mexico, please feel free to contact me at or call 703-943-6566.

Yours in freedom,

Amanda Sanders

Grassroots Field Coordinator (CO, NM, AZ, and NV)
NRA-ILA Grassroots Programs & Campaign Field Operations