03.29.20 – The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has included the gun industry in their ‘critical infrastructure’ advisory list during coronavirus crisis/Feds Add Gun Companies to ‘Essential’ Business List Amid Coronavirus Outbreak/
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- DHS includes gun industry in ‘critical infrastructure’ advisory list during coronavirus crisis (Washington Examiner)
- Feds Add Gun Companies to ‘Essential’ Business List Amid Coronavirus Outbreak (Washington Free Beacon)
- NSSF Thanks Trump Administration for Firearms Industry Critical Infrastructure Designation (The Truth About Guns)
- DHS Adds Workers for Gunmakers, Gun Retailers, and Shooting Ranges to “Essential Critical Infrastructure” List (Reason)
by Kerry Picket
March 28, 2020 | 9:58 pm
The Trump administration issued a guidance that said the firearm industry should be allowed to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.
A memo released Saturday by the Homeland Security Department said workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges are part of its “essential critical infrastructure workforce” advisory list during the COVID-19 response effort.
DHS urges states, localities to keep gun stores open
Bny Stephen Gutowski
Washington Free Beacon
March 28, 2020 | 7:45 pm
The Department of Homeland Security added gun dealers, ranges, and manufacturers to its essential business coronavirus-response guide on Saturday.
The updated guidance from DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) now considers “workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges” to be essential. Those industry workers are listed under the designation for “law enforcement, public safety, and other first responders.”
By EUGENE VOLOKH, THE VOLOKH CONSPIRACY
March 28, 2020 | 8:12 pm