Firearms Industry Reclassified as ‘Essential’

   03.29.20

Firearms Industry Reclassified as ‘Essential’

GOA has issued a press release celebrating the recent decision to include the firearms industry as part of the USA’s “Essential Critical Infrastructure” during the COVID-19 / coronavirus emergency. As our own Adam Scepaniak can testify, citizens are buying guns at a record pace — and there is nothing more important than personal security right now. I mean, without a means of defense, your humongous cache of TP could be at risk!

(Just kidding… I’m sure none of our readers would hoard paper products, denying them to their fellow citizens.)

Anyhow, this decision is good news, and there’s no doubt that we will come out on the other side of this event with thousands upon thousands of new gun owners among our populace. That is great news for liberty in general and the overall security of our nation.

Here’s more from the GOA press release:

BREAKING: GOA and GOC Thank the Trump Administration for Designating Firearms Industry as Essential

Springfield, VA – President Trump’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has revised its guidance of critical infrastructure to include the firearms industry as part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure. This revision comes shortly after Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners of California (GOC) sent a letter to the administration urging inclusion of the firearms industry.

The guidance specifically includes ‘[w]orkers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges’ as part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure.

GOA Senior Vice President Erich Pratt said, ‘It is very encouraging to see CISA include the firearms industry as essential. In these uncertain times, the ability to protect yourself — and to acquire firearms, magazines and ammunition — should not be ignored. GOA/GOC thanks the Trump Administration for listening to our letter and ensuring that Americans can protect themselves in these difficult times.’

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