Illinois Governor Classifies Gun Stores As “Essential” During Lockdown, Exempting Them From Closing

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) issued an executive order Friday which kicked off a state-wide shutdown, however there was some language in the bill that would make gun owners across the country very proud.

The order, titled “Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8),” contains various headings, under which are listings of businesses considered “essential” for day-to-day life. Under the heading, “Supplies for Essential Businesses and Operations,” the order makes clear that “firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers” can remain open, noting that they serve the purposes of “safety and security.”

via breitbart.com

Alan Gottlieb, from The Second Amendment Foundation, had the following to say about the executive order; “When an anti-gun Democrat Governor declares that essential businesses includes firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers for purposes of safety and security, that is really a big deal. Every Governor should copy the Illinois example when issuing stay in place and business closure orders in the face of the Corona Virus.”

Will other states follow the example? Not all, but it damn sure is a step in the right direction.

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