Illinois: Pritzker lists gun stores as ‘essential,’ allows them to remain open during shutdown

Illinois: Pritzker lists gun stores as ‘essential,’ allows them to remain open during shutdown
Gun store in New York. NBC 4 NY video

[Ed. – That’s new.  He’s the first governor I’m aware of to put that into a statewide order.  In the absence of that “essential” finding, localities inside the states have been deeming gun stores “non-essential.”]

When Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) issued an executive order Friday to put a statewide shutdown in place, he exempted gun and ammunition stores by labeling them “essential.”

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.”

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