According to Firearm Chronicles
The Newtown Action Alliance is sending messages from gun control activists across the country to Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, urging him to rescind his decision declaring firearm and ammunition retailers as essential businesses during the current state of emergency brought on the coronavirus pandemic.
The group argues that stores selling firearms and ammunition should be forced to close because:
Panic buying of guns and ammunition will result in more guns in the homes with children, domestic violence victims and individuals with suicidal ideation; resulting in increased number of deaths due to unintentional shootings, homicides and suicides.”