NRA-ILA: President Trump Declares Gun Stores Critical

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President Trump sits beside NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre.

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- As NRA is actively fighting gun store closures across the country, President Trump’s newly-updated DHS guidance echoes what the NRA is arguing in court: that firearms and ammunition retailers are “critical infrastructure.”

On March 28, DHS's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency​(“CISA”) updated its guidance on the critical infrastructure that the agency determined should remain open during state shutdown orders due to Covid-19.

The new guidance identifies the following firearms and ammunition industry workers as critical infrastructure:

“Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges.”

Several states relied on CISA's failure to include firearms retailers in prior guidance as a reason to order those businesses to shut down.

The Free Beacon reported that New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal (D) cited the DHS guidance as support for Governor Phil Murphy's (D) decision to completely shut off firearm transfers in the Garden State.

“The governor's executive order tracks every other executive order that has a stay-at-home provision and none of those—none of those—contain an exemption for firearm stores and nor does the federal guidance from Homeland Security contain that type of exemption when it comes to essential facilities and nonessential facilities,” Grewal said.

NRA looks forward to a speedy reversal by New Jersey and other states who have claimed to rely on CISA's guidelines in determining what businesses are “essential” and can therefore lawfully remain open during “shelter-in-place” orders.

Please join us in thanking President Trump and his administration for once again keeping his promise to protect the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans.

Visit nraila.org/coronavirus to learn more about what NRA is doing to protect your rights from “emergency” gun control measures.



National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

About NRA–ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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JPM
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JPM

Trump should never have had his picture taken with that lying, thieving con artist LaPierre. I hope Trump checked his pockets before LaPierre left the building to make sure he still had his wallet.

Oldvet
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Oldvet

Well I see w latreen is too good to wear an American Flag pin in his lapel !!!
What either he was afraid to damage his suit or he couldn’t find a freebie in all of the junk they offer for donations ? Or is he making a statement ?

hippybiker
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hippybiker

The leftist bureaucrats in the FWS here in Florida’s shut our outdoor shooting ranges down. Said they feared the spread of the Virus. People spread out on and outdoor range? I don’t think that presents a problem.

SEMPAI
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SEMPAI

@hippybiker
Still open in north fl..outdoor and indoor

KenW
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KenW

Flagler Gun Club is open although it is a members only range it is open as of yesterday.

KenW
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KenW

My Club isn’t closed here in Florida, is this Fake News, please supply documentation.

SEMPAI
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SEMPAI

@KenW
Flagler? Hell your jus down the road grew up surfing the north side of flagler pier..love that town

SEMPAI
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SEMPAI

@Will
Negative sir ..from daytona north. You down der in lauderdale ? Stay away from oakland street exits..until the purge anyway..awwwright

Will Flatt
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Will Flatt

NRA hasn’t done jack, except squander their members’ monies. They need to STOP LYING about “doing stuff”!

BowserB
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BowserB

This was it for me and Ammoland. I have plenty of sources of conservative news.
Three irrelevant NRA promotions in the same newsletter? I’ve cancelled my subscription to Ammoland. And as a customer.

Will Flatt
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Will Flatt

Well there’s always TTAG…
But fuddery abounds everywhere; I doubt you’ll fully escape NRA propaganda in the gun community.

KenW
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KenW

I got an email and as I scanned it I didn’t see GOA mentioned who BTW are the people that got this done. I’m sure SAF and some other groups were on board, but I never received anything from NRA. The NRA never gives any credit but sure likes to take some.

Will Flatt
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Will Flatt

To me, the NRA is worse than useless. And you’re correct, GOA and FPC led the charge to get the gun industry redesignated as “essential”; the NRA had no part in it! I’m sick of NRA LIES and their supreme fuddery.

Sisu
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Sisu

It is an “Advisory” position … a meaningless piece of “political straw”. … I am disheartened by the number of “2nd Amendment” writers (and the NRA-ILA) who are placing significance on this memorandum. If President Trump wanted to make a statement it would go something like – “Today, I have instructed the Attorney General to put all of the State Governors and their attorney generals on ‘notice’ that the DOJ will defend all law abiding Citizens who lawfully exercise their God-given, Second Amendment protected rights ‘to keep and bear arms’ in their homes and in public. My Administration will no… Read more »

Dubi Loo
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Dubi Loo

Outstanding write up, well done Sisu!

Grigori
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Grigori

Oh, if only…

But that would mean Trump would have to actually “do” something in support of The Second Amendment, rather than just spew meaningless blather to hoodwink the sheeple.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Grigori
Acta non Verba.… Actions not words.

Its why there are several people upset with me here, because I have caught them in statements which are hypocritical, and when looking at their actions they don’t match up.

Actions must match words for the words to matter, including for the president.

MagnumOpUS
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MagnumOpUS

@Grigori:
Why don’t you run for the Presidency and show us all how it’s done, boy?

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@MagnumOpUS
Wouldn’t the better question be, why don’t all the people thinking it is someone else’s responsibility to defend their rights from a political office take responsibility for their own actions and rights, instead of demanding someone run in their place?

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

And another person downvoting without an ability to show how what was said was wrong in any way.

Those who don’t have the guts to reply are cowards, hiding behind a button.

Darkman
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Darkman

Should means…It’s still a local decision. Nothing changes in Anti 2A states. Must,,,Means Do It…And Sue if you don’t like It. It’s Much Ado About Nothing.