Texas gun stores are essential businesses, may stay open during the pandemic, attorney general says

2020-03-29

City and county officials cannot prohibit the sale of guns during an emergency declaration, according to the Texas Attorney General.

Gun stores are essential business and should be allowed to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Friday.

Paxton said in his nonbinding opinion that state law prevents cities and counties from "adopting regulations related to the transfer, possession, or ownership of firearms, or commerce in firearms."

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Posted by: Pat Monks