ATF Allows Drive-Through Gun Shops Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
By Jim Grant
U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- With the growing number of new buyers swarming gun shops during the Coronavirus shutdown, conditions are ripe for spreading the deadly disease at these shops. Most gun shops are fairly small, and if even a few dozen people are inside one at a time, they could easily transmit the disease to everyone there if one were infected. The NSSF asked for some lenience from the ATF during these times to permit shopowners to conduct business outside the physical store, but it wasn’t until recently that the ATF responded.
In an open letter to FFLs, the ATF stated the following.
In light of the March 13, 2020, declaration of a national emergency concerning the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and the Department of Homeland Security’s subsequent classification of firearms businesses as essential, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has received questions from industry members regarding the legality of firearm sales and deliveries exterior to the brick-and-mortar structure at which the firearms business is licensed. Specifically, Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) have requested …Read the Rest