Delaware Backs Down, Allows Firearms Sales

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Delaware General Assembly building.

Bellevue, WA  -(AmmoLand.com)- The State of Delaware has backed away from closing gun shops during the current Coronavirus pandemic crisis, a decision the Second Amendment Foundation says is the right thing to do. Under the revised language of the state’s emergency order, “Firearms dealers may conduct sales of firearms, ammunition, and other goods directly related to responsible firearm storage and maintenance, by appointment only. No more than two appointments per half-hour shall occur, and sellers are limited to operating during normal working hours they operated on prior to the State of Emergency. Any seller who violates such directive may be subject to criminal prosecution or other civil enforcement remedies up to and including arrest or the involuntary closure of the business.”

“This is a great win for Delaware gun owners and the right to keep and bear arms,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “After we sued New Jersey, our threatened lawsuit against Delaware, in which we were partnering with our friends at the National Rifle Association and Firearms Policy Coalition played a key role in bringing about this change of heart.”

SAF is currently considering lawsuits against several jurisdictions over gun shop closures that were announced as part of executive orders that do not recognize gun and ammunition dealers and suppliers as “essential businesses.”

“We’re delighted that cooler heads have prevailed in Delaware,” Gottlieb observed. “A considerable amount of hard work went into this, and to be honest, we’d rather not have to file lawsuits against anybody under the present circumstances.

“We can think of no more essential endeavor outside of health care and emergency services during a time of crisis than a business that enables citizens to exercise their fundamental right protected by the Second Amendment,” he concluded.

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs
designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.


Second Amendment FoundationThe Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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Wild Bill
Wild Bill
5 months ago

@Alan Gottlieb, I know that you did not write the headline because whomever wrote it used the words “… Allows Firearms Sales”.

D. L.
D. L.
5 months ago

NOT much of a win for gun owners. IF a gun store is normally open 12 hours a day that means they will only be allowed to serve 48 customers a day maximum IF the store can schedule 48 customers in advance and IF the customers are on time & IF the customers can limit their shopping needs to only 15 minutes. Don’t know about you but IF I’m in the market for a firearm it takes more than 15 minutes to decide IF that firearm is the right choice to purchase AND more than 15 minutes to fill out… Read more »

Luv2shoot
Luv2shoot
5 months ago
Reply to  D. L.

To help you with the math regarding two appointments per half hour that’s 30 not 15 minutes per customer.

Vince
Vince
5 months ago

Thank you FPC, SAF, NRA for your quick prompt action in a number of states that attempted this unconstitutional action. HURRAH!