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Alert! US Dept. of Homeland Security Adds Gun Retailers and Firearms industry to ‘Essential’ Business List Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Sunday, March 29, 2020

 

DATE:     March 29, 2020
TO:        USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM:    Marion P. Hammer
  USF Executive Director
  NRA Past President

03.29.20 - The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has included the  gun industry in their 'critical infrastructure' advisory list during coronavirus crisis/Feds Add Gun Companies to ‘Essential’ Business List Amid Coronavirus Outbreak/

 

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Stories: 

  • DHS includes gun industry in 'critical infrastructure' advisory list during coronavirus crisis (Washington Examiner)
  • Feds Add Gun Companies to ‘Essential’ Business List Amid Coronavirus Outbreak (Washington Free Beacon)
  • NSSF Thanks Trump Administration for Firearms Industry Critical Infrastructure Designation (The Truth About Guns)
  • DHS Adds Workers for Gunmakers, Gun Retailers, and Shooting Ranges to "Essential Critical Infrastructure" List (Reason)

 

DHS includes gun industry in 'critical infrastructure' advisory list during coronavirus crisis 

by Kerry Picket

Washington Examiner

March 28, 2020 | 9:58 pm 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/dhs-includes-gun-industry-in-critical-infrastructure-advisory-list-during-coronavirus-crisis  

The Trump administration issued a guidance that said the firearm industry should be allowed to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.

A memo released Saturday by the Homeland Security Department said workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges are part of its "essential critical infrastructure workforce" advisory list during the COVID-19 response effort.

 

Feds Add Gun Companies to ‘Essential’ Business List Amid Coronavirus Outbreak 

DHS urges states, localities to keep gun stores open 

Bny Stephen Gutowski

Washington Free Beacon

March 28, 2020 | 7:45 pm 

https://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-add-gun-companies-to-essential-business-list-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/ 

The Department of Homeland Security added gun dealers, ranges, and manufacturers to its essential business coronavirus-response guide on Saturday. 

The updated guidance from DHS's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) now considers "workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges" to be essential. Those industry workers are listed under the designation for "law enforcement, public safety, and other first responders."

 

DHS Adds Workers for Gunmakers, Gun Retailers, and Shooting Ranges to "Essential Critical Infrastructure" List 

By EUGENE VOLOKH, THE VOLOKH CONSPIRACY

Reason

March 28, 2020 | 8:12 pm 

https://reason.com/2020/03/28/dhs-adds-workers-for-gunmakers-gun-retailers-and-shooting-ranges-to-essential-critical-infrastructure-list/

 

 

 

 

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