NRA gets unanimous GOP backing in suit to dismantle governor’s ‘unlawful’ gun order

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has received unanimous Republican backing in a recent lawsuit it has filed to dismantle a gun executive order by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf that the gun rights organization calls “unlawful.”

The NRA filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and even enlisted the support of several Republican state legislators from the Keystone State. Backing the lawsuit are current Pennsylvania state representatives, Bryan Cutler, Kristin Phillips-Hill, Wendi Thomas, Rosemary Brown, Mark Keller, John Evans, and Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano.

The lawsuit targets an executive order by Gov. Wolf that imposes an additional fee on the sale of firearms and ammunition and extends the requirement for background checks on firearm transfers from only licensed retail establishements to now include education facilitites and any location where two or more individuals gather.

The lawsuit alleges that Gov. Wolf’s executive order oversteps the state and local government’s authority and is attempting to introduce “sweeping changes outside of the duly passed laws of both the State of Pennsylvania and the United States.”

The lawsuit is still ongoing, with the judge in the case yet to rule on the merits of the case.