Expanding on the executive orders he previously issued in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-21 requiring individuals to “stay at home,” except for essential tasks, effective today at 5PM. Businesses that previous executive orders allowed to remain open, such as gun stores, can still remain open under this order. At the press conference announcing this new measure, Gov. McMaster affirmed that gun stores can remain open, clearly stating:
“It’s a constitutional right to have and bear arms.”
Once the COVID-19 virus is contained, we should remember that Gov. McMaster upheld the right of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones. Please check www.nraila.org/coronavirus to stay up-to-date on all Second Amendment news during COVID-19.