DHS Adds Gunmakers To List Of “Critical” Industries

The New York Post reports:

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 move is being hailed by the far-right Gun Owners of America, which seeks to replace the crumbling NRA as the nation’s largest gun rights group. Pictured above is Acting Homeland Security Sec. Chad Wolf.