NRA Wins Again: US Calls Gun Stores ‘Essential’

The Trump administration has ruled that gun shops are “essential” businesses that should remain open as other businesses are closed to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. Gun-control groups are balking, calling it a policy that puts profits over public health after intense lobbying by the gun industry.

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Are Gun Stores ‘Essential’ Businesses?

In some parts of the United states, authorities say gun shops aren’t essential businesses and should close during stay-at-home orders meant to slow the coronavirus. In other places, officials are stopping background checks for concealed carry permits. Elsewhere, city leaders have invoked emergency powers allowing bans on gun sales.

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Broadway Seamstresses Step In Where Federal Government Fails

It took a handful of 3-D printing hobbyists and out-of-work Broadway seamstresses and costumers to do what the federal government has failed to do during the Covid-19 pandemic: send critically necessary masks and personal protective equipment to health care workers on the frontlines.

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