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Liquor stores are essential businesses almost everywhere — almost because of Pennsylvania, where they’re not. During the coronavirus pandemic, all states are not equal. One state’s weed is another states’s posies. We’re in the middle of an “essential” crisis. The definition of that word dictates how we will live for our unforeseeable future. Some decisions
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WASHINGTON — Firearms sales and federal background checks for purchases soared to all-time highs in March as the coronavirus pandemic brought buyers out in record numbers, even though gun dealers were included in orders shutting down businesses in some states. The FBI conducted 3.7 million background checks last month, according to its latest figures, the
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In the lawsuit, filed in the Northern District of New York, the NRA claimed that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has “effectively and indefinitely suspended a key component of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution” by forcing gun stores across the state to temporarily shutter their doors. As states around the country issued
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The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit against New York for closing gun stores as part of restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus. According to the New York Post, the NRA accused the state of New York of violating residents’ Second Amendment rights. “The current public health emergency does not justify the complete
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The FBI processed a record number of gun background checks in March as Americans worried about the coronavirus outbreak stocked up on weapons.   Official figures show that 3.7 million background checks were carried out last month — the most for a single month since the system began in 1998. It eclipsed the previous record, set in December
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As more and more states continue to issue mandatory stay at home orders, residents across the country are asking themselves and their governments, ‘what is and what isn’t essential?’  Most states have a list of industries that must stay open, but a disturbing trend has recently alarmed thousands of Second Amendment activists. In Washington State
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CNN) — As states around the country issue “stay-at-home” orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, firearm and ammunition retailers have been designated an “essential service,” according to updated guidance from the federal government. The debate has already been playing out on a local level: Before the federal guidance was issued, San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore ruled
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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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“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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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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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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“The 360” shows you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories and debates. What’s happening In the dictionary, the word essential has a simple definition. Merriam-Webster defines essential as an adjective meaning “of the utmost importance.” The coronavirus outbreak is proving that, in practice, deciding what’s essential is much more complicated. States and cities across
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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG)- Gun shops and firing ranges are among the businesses deemed essential in new guidance from the Department of Homeland Security. According to the guidelines on their website, “workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges,” should be allowed to continue working. DHS updated its
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Civil libertarians say governments have the power to take extraordinary measures to stop the pandemic, but the power is not without limits. Trump declared on Saturday he was considering quarantines over New York, New Jersey and Connecticut but pulled back after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials questioned the lawfulness of such a
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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG)- Gun shops and firing ranges are among the businesses deemed essential in new guidance from the Department of Homeland Security. According to the guidelines on their website, “workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges,” should be allowed to continue working. DHS updated its
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After California Gov. Gavin Newsom delegated authority on whether to allow gun stores to remain open or force them closed as “non-essential” under the state’s stay-at-home order to local sheriff’s, differing views by sheriff’s are leading to contrasting policies between Southern California counties. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva ordered gun stores closed earlier this
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