In a new low, the NRA and its allies have pressured the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to consider gun shops essential businesses. It's shameful that the Trump administration has decided to deem gun dealers and manufacturers as essential as police, first responders, hospital workers, and other workers who are risking everything to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SIGN THE PETITION: Tell Trump's DHS that gun shops are not essential businesses.
Dear President Trump, Secretary Wolf, and Director Krebs,
Your decision to add gun stores to the list of essential critical infrastructure implies that firearms are essential to confronting the current COVID-19 public health crisis and protecting our country’s infrastructure. The fact is that firearms won’t make people safer in the face of this pandemic — and leaving gun stores open puts their owners, customers, and all of their families at risk of contracting the virus, for no public health benefit at all. I urge you to remove gun stores from the list of essential businesses in order to protect the health and safety of our country.