In the midst of a crisis, our constitutional rights are more important than ever. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are exercising their Second Amendment rights and buying guns and ammo to ensure their family’s safety. At the same time, local governments are asking “non-essential” businesses to close, including gun stores.
President Trump wants to keep gun stores open because he, like many others, believes they are essential businesses.
The @WhiteHouse named gun manufacturers, firing ranges and gun retailers as essential businesses after several states closed down gun stores as part of a #Lockdown to curb the spread of the #CCPVirus.https://t.co/Nrg5ISP4Ac
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) March 31, 2020
This new guidance coming from the White House has caused quite a stir in the anti-gun crowd. Believing that Trump is sowing fear to increase gun sales.
Not only is the Second Amendment a crucial right, but it’s also part of our national identity. Having guns in more homes will keep more Americans safe from would-be criminals, especially during a crisis situation. That makes gun stores extremely essential.
Thank you to our friends at Right Wing for contributing this piece.