John Costa of Gunrunner LLC on Riding Shotgun With Charlie #73 ~ VIDEO
U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- When I called John Costa, owner of The Gunrunner LLC,he was on the phone with Glenn Beck. I read this story the day before about his gun store. I left my number and a couple of hours later, we set up the time for an interview the next day.
During the breakout of COVID-19, many businesses and stores in Massachusetts were ordered to close. MA Governor Charlie Baker made a (vague) list of essential businesses. President Trump eventually said that gun stores were essential businesses and should remain open. On March 31, Governor Baker included firearms retailers in the essential businesses. Within hours, Governor Baker retracted firearms retailers on the list. Then-Attorney General Maura Healey tweeted that gun stores were NOT essential and that gun owners were a danger to police officers, first responders, and domestic violence victims. The gun stores in Massachusetts would also not be on the list of businesses that could receive financial help from the government. Firearm instructors were also sent an email stating they were not approved to be teaching courses in person or virtually until at least May 4, 2020.
The Gunrunner in Middleboro, MA, a small business …Read the Rest