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North Carolina: Gun Stores Remain Open Despite Governor Not Designating them “Essential”

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 16:28
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121 to Stay-at-Home, temporarily places restrictions on numerous businesses across the state, to go into effect March 30th at 5PM.
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COVID-19 Draws Attacks on Second Amendment

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 16:14
During the COVID-19 crisis, many of our family members, friends, and fellow citizens have decided to exercise their right to self-defense for the first time.  Unfortunately, many of them are being delayed or denied their rights not only by anti-gun bureaucracy put in place years ago, but also new obstacles created within the past few days and weeks.
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Breaking: NRA & Other Groups Sue California

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 13:10
Fairfax, Va. - Today, the National Rifle Association (NRA) joins with a coalition of gun rights groups in filing a federal lawsuit challenging state and local policies and enforcement practices that violate Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The gun rights coaltion includes the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), the California Gun Rights Foundation (CGF), and the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC). 
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Texas: Attorney General Issues Opinion Prohibiting Municipalities and Counties from Restricting Firearm Sales in Response to Covid-19

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 11:43
On Tuesday, March 24, pro-Second Amendment State Representative Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) requested an opinion from Attorney General Ken Paxton on whether city and county officials can prohibit the sale of firearms through an emergency order or declaration by excluding firearm manufacturers and retailers as "essential businesses." 
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Montana: Anti-Gun Governor Bullock Issues Executive Order in Response to Covid-19

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 11:36
Governor Steve Bullock’s recent Executive Order 3-2020 designates “…firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers...” under “Essential Businesses,” exempting them from being shut down during this state of emergency. ​
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Idaho: Governor Little Signs Permitless Carry Expansion Legislation into Law

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:50
On Wednesday, Governor Brad Little signed important self-defense legislation, House Bill 516.  This permitless carry expansion legislation was sent to the Governor’s desk prior to the Legislature adjourning last week.
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Las Vegas police launch online application for concealed weapon permits

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 10:41
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Records and Fingerprint Bureau announced Thursday that it is launching a new online service for residents who wish to apply for a concealed carry firearm permit.
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Delaware: Governor Carney Amends Executive Order in Response to Covid-19

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 09:11
On March 12, Governor John Carney issued an emergency declaration due to the spread of COVID-19 in the First State.  After several modifications of the order, Delaware State Police began issuing cease and desist orders to gun shops that were still operating on March 24th. 
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New Hampshire: Gov. Sununu Protects Second Amendment – Gun Stores Remain Open

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 07:43
Governor Chris Sununu’s recent Emergency Order to Stay-at-Home designates firearm-related businesses, including gun stores as “essential,” exempting them from being shut down during this state of emergency.
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Wake sheriff should not have suspended pistol permit applications amid coronavirus

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 07:24
During a crisis there should be no doubt about our ability to protect and defend ourselves and our loved ones, yet Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker has taken action that could leave law-abiding citizens defenseless.
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After uproar, Gov. Carney backtracks, allows firearms stores to open by appointment only

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 07:20
Firearms stores in Delaware can now accept customers by appointment only, the state said Thursday.
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California: Los Angeles Sheriff Reverses Course Again and Orders Gun Stores to Close to the Public!

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 17:25
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva took to twitter to announce he is once again ordering the closure of guns stores to almost all retail traffic.  This comes after the closure was announced, then lifted, but is now back in place.
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New Mexico: Governor Wastes Law Enforcement Resources to Ensure Gun Stores are Shuttered

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:16
In response to the Covid 19 outbreak, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered the closure of all businesses she doesn’t consider “Essential.”
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Maine: Gun Stores Being Shut Down

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 15:29
In response to COVID-19, Governor Mills issued an executive order that required all non-essential businesses to close their physical locations that allow “in-person” contact until April 8th. Today, Kittery Trading Post – a gun store – was shut down as a non-essential business!
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Teenager opens fire on three armed men after attempted burglary

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 14:27
A 17-year-old shot and killed at least one of three armed intruders who broke into his Georgia home, according to police.
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Minnesota: Governor Walz Issues Executive Order in Response to Covid 19

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:50
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tim Walz has issued Executive Order 20-20, the “Stay at Home” order which takes effect tomorrow. 
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Colorado: Governor Polis Allows Gun Stores to Remain Open During State Lockdown

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 08:36
Governor Jared Polis’ recent Order D2020-017 designates “firearms stores” under “Critical Retail,” exempting them from being shut down during this state of emergency.
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Idaho: Governor Little Protects the Second Amendment – Gun Stores Will Remain Open

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 07:55
Governor Brad Little’s recent Order to Self-Isolate designates firearm-related businesses, including gun stores, as “essential,” exempting them from being shut down during this state of emergency.
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West Virginia: Governor Signs Important Preemption Bill

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 18:31
Today, Governor Jim Justice signed Senate Bill 96 to strengthen West Virginia’s preemption law.
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Michigan: Gov. Whitmer Issues Executive Order In Response to COVID-19

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:39
On March 23rd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order No. 2020-21 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes a requirement to suspend activities that are not “necessary to sustain or protect life.”
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