Delaware gun stores open by appointment

DELAWARE – Governor Carney is now saying that gun stores can stay open.  Previously gun stores were deemed non-essential, meaning they had to close. That drew backlash from store owners and gun rights activists. They tell  firearms shops should be considered essential because some gun owners rely on guns for hunting and protection.

A firearms instructor tells 47ABC that because the right to bear arms is a part of the constitution, firearms stores should have never been ordered to close in the first place. “Here’s law abiding citizens doing the right thing by taking a gun safety class, and a week later they don’t have the option to go out and fulfill their second amendment right by being able to purchase a firearm. So it’s definitely an infringement on our right,” said Gina Hall, firearms instructor at Freedom Tactical.

Firearm stores are now allowed to sell guns to customers by appointment. Store owners that 47 ABC reached out to but didn’t want to be interviewed say that they’re already very busy setting those appointments up. 47 ABC reached out to Governor Carney’s office for comment about this but did not hear back.

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