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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  DATE:    March 31, 2020 TO:        USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM:    Marion P. Hammer   USF Executive Director   NRA Past President   Earlier last week, we started getting requests for information about HR-5717.  Yesterday, an update on this legislation was posted on NRA-ILA’s website.  Those seeking information on
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After being sued by NRA and other gun-rights groups for unlawfully shuttering California gun stores, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says that he is reversing course.  Villanueva’s reversal follows pro-Second Amendment guidance from the Trump Administration that characterizes gun dealers and manufacturers as an “essential” component of the nation’s critical infrastructure.   As reported here, Villanueva’s partisan response to the
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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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The NRA, Second Amendment Foundation, California Gun Rights Coalition, and Firearms Policy Coalition are suing Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City of Los Angeles for alleged violation of constitutional liberties during the coronavirus shutdown. On March 27, 2020, Breitbart News reported the gun rights organizations had filed suit against Governor Gavin Newsom (D) and Los
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The Trump administration has ruled that gun shops in the United States are considered “essential” businesses that should remain open as other businesses are closed to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. Gun control groups are balking, calling it a policy that puts profits over public health after intense lobbying by the firearms industry. In
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WASHINGTON: Gun control activists on Monday (Mar 30) criticised guidance issued by President Donald Trump’s administration recommending that states find that gun stores are critical businesses that can stay open during the coronavirus crisis. The new guidance, issued on Saturday by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, offers the administration’s views on which workers are
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Larry Hogan has issued a “stay-at-home” executive order requiring all individuals to suspend any non-essential activities.  Thankfully, this order cross-references the DHS Guidance deeming certain businesses as “Critical Infrastructure” and allowing them to stay open.  In doing so, Larry Hogan has designated gun stores and shooting ranges as “Essential”
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As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 55 today directing Virginians to “Stay at Home” except for conducting essential activities. Businesses, such as gun stores, not closed by the previous Executive Order 53 may remain open. They still “must limit all in-person shopping to no more than 10 patrons per establishment…
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Governor Gina Raimondo’s order to ban operation of all non-essential businesses will not apply to Ocean State gun shops.  They have rightfully been designated as essential businesses, ensuring that citizens can continue to provide for their own security and safety during this national health crisis.  Also, late last week, Attorney General Peter Neronha stipulated that
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