According to Firearm Chronicles
While Connecticut doesn’t tend to get named with states like California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey when talking about which are the most anti-gun, it’s not for lack of trying on the part of lawmakers in the state. They have a long and storied history of trampling on their citizens’ Second Amendment rights, after all.
With COVID-19 giving many public officials all the excuse they need to shut down gun stores, at least temporarily, it would be easy to suspect Connecticut would at least try it.
Apparently, though, they’re opting not to.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont says gun shops are essential businesses that can remain open, while others close for the COVID-19 pandemic. Gun control advocates aren’t happy with his decision.
Gun stores stay open alongside dozens of other types of business exempted in Lamont’s executive order. Many gun stores have reported increased sales during the pandemic.
Anti-gunners are less than pleased with the decision, arguing that it only helps the gun lobby sell more guns.
The problem is, the “gun lobby” hasn’t exactly been needing much help as of late. In fact, I suspect most gun stores don’t have much inventory left, truth be told.
But I will give the anti-gunners credit. At least the Connecticut crowd didn’t try to claim it would make people flip out and commit mass murder like some have tried to claim.
Lamont’s decision comes on the heels of an equally surprising declaration from Illinois to also declare gun stores as essential businesses.