This means they get to stay open during potential lockdowns or shelter in place orders. 

Courtesy of the New York Post

The Trump administration has added the firearms industry — gun shops included — to a federal list of critical infrastructure during the ongoing coronavirus emergency.

The new language, added Saturday to the website of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, now deems as critical “Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers,
distributors, and shooting ranges.”

Previously-designated critical industries include energy, food production, emergency services, government offices, transportation and healthcare.

The list is meant to be advisory for state and local governments in their decision making — as they “work to protect their communities while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety” during the pandemic, the website says.

It was met with praise by the group “Gun Owners of America,” which said in a statement Saturday that it is encouraged President Trump’s administration is not ignoring “the ability to protect yourself” during the emergency.

Yes, but do they sell ammunition small enough to kill the virus? 

And do you have to aim for their heads?

I swear there are some people in this country who think that every problem can be solved with a gun.

And look if this were the zombie apocalypse I would be all for gun shops staying open and new guns being manufactured.

But this is a disease you get from getting sneezed on. 

You no longer have to post a sign on your house saying “This property is protected by Smith and Wesson.”

All you have to do is post a sign saying “House under quarantine due to the Coronavirus” and all of your belongings will stay perfectly safe.