Mayor Orders Gun Shops Closed, Calling Them ‘Non-Essential’


SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — The Mayor of San Jose, Sam Liccardo, called gun shops ‘non-essential’ and ordered them closed. This comes after residents were told to shelter in place on Monday.

The first one to close is Bullseye Bishop, whose line was wrapped around the building prior to closure.

“We are having panic buying right now for food,” Liccardo said Wednesday. “The one thing we cannot have is panic buying of guns.”

Law enforcement officials confirmed Wednesday that they shut down the Bullseye Bishop with little fanfare, in one of the first enforcement actions taken in San Jose on the initial day of the shelter-in-place order.


Many customers complained, calling the items inside the store essential. If people are fighting over toilet paper, how will things be if food and water start to run out?

Most don’t want to find out, but they want the ability to arm themselves in order to be prepared.

Businesses across the Country are closing due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but this is the first I’ve seen a gun store ordered closed. It probably won’t be the only one that’s forced to comply, either.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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