The National Rifle Association (NRA) has received unanimous Republican backing in a lawsuit intended to challenge a California governor’s executive order that banned gun sales in the state.
The lawsuit was filed by the NRA and several other pro-gun groups, and seeks to overturn Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order which was issued in March 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The legal action is largely supported by the Republican party in California, with the state’s attorney general and nearly 60 other counties and cities joining in to support the lawsuit.
The NRA argued that the executive order violated constitutional protections of gun rights by banning the sale of guns. It also claimed that the order was too broad in scope and failed to provide adequate relief for gun owners suffering from financial harm following the order’s implementation.
If the lawsuit were to be successful, it would halt the gun sale order in California, allowing for gun purchases to take place once again.