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Michigan: Governor Whitmer Playing Games With Your Rights

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Michigan: Governor Whitmer Playing Games With Your Rights

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-42 to order all nonessential businesses and activities to cease. Though her order exempts “critical infrastructure,” she purposefully references an outdated list of such industries rather than the most current federal guidelines that designate firearm and ammunition retailers as critical. This deliberate action is an attempt to shut down gun stores in order to deny citizens access to their Second Amendment rights. Executive Order 2020-42 still includes a requirement to suspend activities that are not “necessary to sustain or protect life.” It is clear that your Second Amendment rights are necessary to sustain or protect the life of you and your family. During this time of uncertainty, it is critical that law-abiding citizens remain able to access their Second Amendment right to self-defense.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.