Federal Government Must Designate Gun Stores as “Essential” Businesses
Springfield, VA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners of California (GOC) have released a letter today formally requesting that the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, declare that the firearms industry and retail gun stores are “essential” businesses.
CISA recently issued a national advisory entitled Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response.
The GOA/GOC letter is in response to CISA’s invitation of March 19, 2020, to propose modifications to that Guidance.
Signed by GOA’s Senior Vice President Erich Pratt and GOC’s Executive Director Sam Paredes, the letter states “GOA and GOC urge you to modify that Guidance to include in the list of critical infrastructure the Firearms Industry — those businesses which manufacture and sell firearms, ammunition, and accessories, and repair firearms, and related businesses, that together provide and maintain the necessary tools to Americans to protect themselves and their families, and to serve as part of the unorganized militia of the United States. 10 U.S.C. § 246.”
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