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Georgia: Gov. Kemp Protects Second Amendment – Gun Stores to Remain Open

Friday, April 3, 2020

Georgia: Gov. Kemp Protects Second Amendment – Gun Stores to Remain Open

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Governor Brian Kemp issued Executive Order 04.02.20.01 requiring individuals to “shelter-in-place” at home except for essential tasks, effective today at 6PM. In addition to referencing federal guidelines designating gun stores as “Critical Infrastructure,” the order clearly states:

“That nothing in the Order shall be construed to suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation of firearms or ammunition, or any component thereof.”

With this strongly worded provision, Gov. Kemp is ensuring that gun stores can remain open. During this time of uncertainty, it is critical that law-abiding citizens remain able to access their Second Amendment right to self-defense.

Once the COVID-19 virus is contained, we should remember that Gov. Kemp upheld the right of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones. Please check www.nraila.org/coronavirus to stay up-to-date on all Second Amendment news during COVID-19.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.