MA Governor Reopens Shooting Ranges after GOA Legal Pressure

May 19, 2020
For immediate release

MA Governor Reopens Shooting Ranges after GOA Legal Pressure

Springfield, VA – Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker yesterday issued an executive order which reopened both gun stores and shooting ranges.

While Gun Owners of America (GOA) previously announced that gun stores in the Bay State were being reopened, GOA’s was the only case to additionally challenge the shutdown of shooting ranges in the Commonwealth. This is not the first time that legal pressure by GOA has resulted in gun control orders being repealed – Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland being other such examples. And now, in Massachusetts, GOA’s members are very thankful that shooting ranges were included in Gov. Baker’s executive order.

“Not only is it essential to be able to acquire firearms in times of uncertainty, it’s equally important to have the ability to train with those firearms. That is why GOA relentlessly fought to reopen not only gun stores, but also shooting ranges as well,” Erich Pratt, Senior Vice President of GOA said. “Gun Owners of America is pleased with the Governor’s decision to recognize the importance of Second Amendment businesses.”

Erich Pratt, or another GOA spokesperson, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit grassroots lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.

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