Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

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/

 

We thought this information would be important for you to know.  To read the full articles, click on the link provided: 

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/

 

 

 

 

TRENDING NOW
H.R. 127 – A Bill Designed to Express Hostility Toward Law-Abiding Gun Owners

News  

Thursday, February 11, 2021

H.R. 127 – A Bill Designed to Express Hostility Toward Law-Abiding Gun Owners

All gun control bills share the same basic goal: a world in which fewer people own firearms. Some bills simply ban certain types of firearms or ammunition outright. Others place obstacles in the path of ...

Anti-gun Senators and Mayors Push Biden on Executive Gun Controls

News  

Monday, February 22, 2021

Anti-gun Senators and Mayors Push Biden on Executive Gun Controls

Following a year filled with the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread civil unrest, Americans are in no rush to enact further gun controls. According to data from a January Gallup poll, 42 percent of Americans are satisfied ...

NRA Victory in Washington Court of Appeals

News  

Monday, February 22, 2021

NRA Victory in Washington Court of Appeals

The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action applauds a decision by the Washington Court of Appeals today that upheld the state's preemption law and struck down a pair of local ordinances that restricted the ...

Indiana: House Passes Right-To-Carry Bill

Monday, February 22, 2021

Indiana: House Passes Right-To-Carry Bill

Today, the House passed House Bill 1369 by a vote of 65-31 and sent it on to the Senate for further consideration.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Florida Alert! H.R. 127 - Federal Gun Control Proposal

Much is being said about H.R. 127 By Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) 117th Congress and we have had many folks contacting us seeking information. 

Biden Begins Gun Control Push

News  

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Biden Begins Gun Control Push

On Sunday, President Biden used the three-year anniversary of the criminal attack in Parkland, Florida to call “on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons ...

Canada’s Liberal Government: More Gun Control!

News  

Monday, February 22, 2021

Canada’s Liberal Government: More Gun Control!

Apparently acting on the impulse that the solution to one irrational gun control proposal is more of the same, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government introduced a bill with new restrictions and prohibitions on February ...

Judge Allows Canadian Case that Seeks Mandatory “Smart Gun” Tech to Proceed

News  

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Judge Allows Canadian Case that Seeks Mandatory “Smart Gun” Tech to Proceed

This month, a judge hearing a lawsuit in a Canadian court against U.S. gun maker Smith & Wesson issued a decision that could pave the way for mandatory “smart gun” technology on firearms marketed and sold in ...

Washington: Carry Ban Sent to the Senate Floor for Rapid Consideration

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Washington: Carry Ban Sent to the Senate Floor for Rapid Consideration

Yesterday, Senate Bill 5038 was pulled from the Senate Rules Committee and sent to the Senate Floor where it can be heard at any time. 

Illinois: Bills Filed For Gun Registration & to Ban Gun Modifications & Private Transfers

Monday, February 22, 2021

Illinois: Bills Filed For Gun Registration & to Ban Gun Modifications & Private Transfers

Last week, anti-gun legislators filed bills to require registration for many common semi-automatic firearms, ban many firearm modifications, and increase the fee and red tape to apply for a FOID.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.