Month: April 2020

The Trump administration eyes longer shutdowns to help slow down the spread of the coronavirus across communities. Hospitals and grocery stores will remain open since they play very important roles but federal officials found another business that could be essential amid the pandemic.  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued its latest list
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“This is overwhelming evidence that Americans value their ability to take responsibility for their own safety in times of uncertainty,” said Mark Oliva, spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents gunmakers. “The figures are simply eye-popping.” The FBI numbers show that March had five of the top 10 days ever for background checks,
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Gun sales exploded across the United States as the coronavirus pandemic spread, with retailers experiencing the highest sales volume in recorded history. More than 2.5 million guns were sold in March as fears over the effects of the coronavirus spread, according to an analysis of FBI background check data released Wednesday by Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting
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BOSTON (SHNS) – Gun shops and shooting ranges will not be allowed to open under Gov. Charlie Baker’s latest order to keep all non-essential businesses closed through May 4, but for a brief period on Tuesday the gun industry thought things might be different. Baker on Tuesday announced that he was extending his executive order
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Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed pro-gun bills that protect and strengthen the rights of law-abiding gun owners. House Bill 1296, as previously reported, ensures the law-abiding gun owners of South Dakota won’t be disarmed during natural disasters or emergencies, such as the outbreak of COVID-19. Passed on the final day of the South Dakota legislative session,
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With David Beavers CORPORATE AMERICA MIGHT NEED MORE MONEY, LOBBYISTS SAY: The coronavirus relief bill signed into law last week included $454 billion to fund a massive loan program for big and medium-sized businesses backed by the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve. “While that may sound like a lot of money, there is already
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  The Culver City Council will be holding a special meeting tomorrow, Thursday, April 2 at 8:00 pm to determine whether to classify firearm and ammunition retailers as essential or non-essential businesses in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The meeting was prompted by recent guidance issued by Department of Homeland Security ​and positions taken by Los Angeles County. The agenda is
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Our Second Amendment rights are threatened. Gov. Charlie Baker needs to hear from you now! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Charlie Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 13 on March 23rd, which required the closure of all businesses except those deemed “Essential.” The order did not designate gun shops as “Essential” businesses. Yesterday, Governor
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“With hospitals at critically low capacity due to the pandemic, we cannot afford more injuries or deaths from gun violence.” Human rights defenders on Tuesday demanded that the Trump administration reverse its decision to designate gun stores as “essential businesses” during the coronavirus pandemic and warned that increased gun violence during the national public health
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FAIRFAX, Va. — The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds Gov. Kristi Noem for signing HB 1296, a law that ensures the law-abiding gun owners of South Dakota won’t be disarmed during natural disasters or emergencies, such as the outbreak of COVID-19. “With law enforcement and state resources stretched incredibly thin, it’s
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NRA, along with coalition of gun rights groups, files second lawsuit in California to fight Constitutional violations  Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association (NRA) joined other individuals, retailers, and gun rights groups in filing a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging local policies and enforcement practices that violate Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights.  “Local governments aren’t promoting
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A coalition of gun rights advocates Tuesday asked a federal judge to grant an injunction blocking California authorities from shuttering gun shops during the coronavirus pandemic. The motion is part of a lawsuit filed Friday by the National Rifle Association and other groups against California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alexander Villanueva
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Today, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for Texas that will override previous local orders and be in effect through April 30th.  The protocols allow exceptions for essential activities and services based on the Department of Homeland Security’s guidelines on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, which includes “workers
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Social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders have been implemented in most of the country, greatly limiting where Americans can go. Businesses classified as “essential services” include grocery stores, pharmacies and even gun stores.  On Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released guidance on essential and critical businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Within the public
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