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McCarthy v. Baker (U.S. District Court – District of Massachusetts, May 7, 2020): The federal district court in Massachusetts preliminarily enjoined Governor Baker’s Executive Order (EO) closing non-essential businesses due to COVID-19 as applied to firearm retailers. Gun retailers and citizens seeking to purchase firearms claimed the EO violated their Second Amendment rights and amounted to a ban on obtaining guns for personal protection. The court’s preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the EO will remain in place during the trial. Read the Complaint here. Read the preliminary injunction order here.

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