Gun sales across the country have surged as customers panic-buy firearms in addition to essential supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In California and the Bay Area specifically, firearm retailers have seen long lines and spikes in sales as shelter-in-place orders go into effect.
But whether or not gun shops qualify as essential businesses that are allowed to remain open during a shelter-in-place order has been unclear.
However, Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday that it’s up to each of California’s 58 counties to decide if gun shops within county borders are allowed to stay open.
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Gun stores across the US have seen surging sales as customers panic-buy firearms amid shelter-in-place orders to contain the coronavirus disease.
Retailers in California have also seen spikes, as first the San Francisco Bay Area entered a shelter-in-place order, and now the state has as well. As The San Francisco Chronicle reported last week, shaken customers turned to retailers in locales like Novato, Sunnyvale, and Pacifica for guns and for some peace of mind.
“The government is trying to do everything it can to keep society intact,” 36-year-old Andrew Dominguez told the Chronicle outside Pacifica’s City Arms store. “But if society is …read more
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