NRA-ILA on COVID-19 Shutdown: Are Your Gun Rights at Risk?

NRA-ILA on COVID-19 Shutdown: Are Your Gun Rights at Risk?

As the nation reels from the impact of COVID-19, a debate rages over the declaration of firearm-industry manufacturers and retailers as “essential” businesses. Several areas of the country have also prevented individuals from exercising their Second Amendment rights through unconstitutional executive orders. The National Rifle Association is leading the fight against politicians at the local, state and federal level who are using the coronavirus epidemic as an opportunity to deprive you of your right to keep and bear arms. To provide the latest information regarding the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and industries practicing and promoting firearm ownership, the NRA Institute for Legislative Action launched a new webpage at nraila.org/coronavirus . The page features an interactive map of the United States, with each state highlighted in green, yellow or red. These colors reflect the emergency status of gun dealers in each state, with green meaning that gun dealers are open for business, yellow for inconsistent or developing guidelines and red highlighting areas where firearm retailers have been closed by order of the state. Visitors to this site can also receive the latest updates on their area’s Second Amendment policies by clicking on their home state in the map. The page will automatically jump to a list of articles that provide up-to-date information regarding the status of firearm retailers and businesses under that state’s COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. Additionally, readers can scroll to the bottom of the webpage to find all articles relating to COVID-19’s impact on the firearm industry and […]

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