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President Trump: Gun Manufacturers, Gun Stores And Shooting Ranges Are Essential Businesses

Jeff Katz
March 30, 2020 - 11:41 am

The Department of Homeland Security (under the direction of the Trump administration) released updated coronavirus guidelines listing gun retailers and manufacturers as essential businesses, which means they must remain open during the pandemic.

The new guidelines name as essential:

  • Workers supporting the manufacturing of safety equipment and uniforms for law enforcement, public safety personnel, and first responders.
  • Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges.