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Gun Stores In Bay Area Stay Open Despite Shelter In Place Order

San Francisco Chronicle-


Gun stores across the Bay Area did brisk business Tuesday, selling firearms and ammunition to customers rattled by the coronavirus pandemic and staying open in apparent defiance of the “shelter in place” order intended to slow the spread of disease.

Firearms dealers from Novato to Sunnyvale reported a spike in sales, and buyers in multiple cities waited in long lines that spilled out doors and into parking lots.

More than two dozen people – mostly men – lined up outside the City Arms gun store in Pacifica. No other business in the Eureka Square shopping center was open during the mandated “shelter in place” hovering over San Mateo County and five other Bay Area counties. Not the yoga studio next door or the dance and exercise studios a few doors down.

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