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Florida Alert! West Virginia AG: Coronavirus Does Not Erase 2nd Amendment Rights

Friday, April 17, 2020

DATE: April 17, 2020
TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
  USF Executive Director
  NRA Past President

Floridians should take note of the fact that Attorneys General take an oath of office and swear to uphold the Constitution -- that includes the Second Amendment. While some Attorneys General, who claim to be strong on Second Amendment rights, seem to be reluctant to stand up and protect the rights they swore to uphold and protect, the Attorney General of West Virginia shows no such reluctance. Other AGs should take lessons from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R).

West Virginia AG: Coronavirus Does Not Erase 2nd Amendment Rights

April 16, 2020


West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) is advising sheriffs in his state to stay on task processing concealed carry permit applications and issuing those permits for applicants legally able to carry a gun.

Morrisey wants residents of this state to maintain the ability to defend themselves, regardless of coronavirus shutdowns and/or social distancing requirements.

The NRA-ILA quoted Morrisey saying, “While we want our residents to be safe and practice good social distancing, we also want to ensure they can still exercise their right to keep and bear arms.”

On March 27, 2020, Breitbart News reported Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s (R) comments, in which he made clear counties and municipalities cannot shut down gun sales during the coronavirus crisis…


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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.