Stephen Gutowski

Virginia Indoor Gun Ranges Allowed to Reopen Friday 

Shutdown order reversed in wake of legal victory for gun-rights activists 

Virginia governor Ralph Northam

Activists are celebrating Virginia Democratic governor Ralph Northam’s decision to lift restrictions on indoor gun ranges in what they argue is a direct response to a recent court victory. 

April Gun Sales Surge Amid Shutdowns

Analysis finds 1.8 millions guns sold in April, 70 percent increase from 2019

Americans turned out in record numbers to buy weapons amid the coronavirus outbreak, as April marked the second straight month of historic gun sales.

Meet the Florida Firefighter Who Refused to Close His Gun Store

Store owners explain why they defied coronavirus shutdown orders 

On the afternoon of March 24, two Delray Beach, Fla., code enforcement officials walked into Wex Gunworks and told owner Brandon Wexler that he had to shut down over concerns about coronavirus. Wexler's mind immediately went to the customers who had begun flooding his shop as the deadly virus spread. Florida law requires stores to hold guns purchased by residents without gun-carry permits for at least five days. Wexler had more than 500 people waiting on their purchases at the time.