Greensboro Mayor Reverses Herself, Admits that Gun Stores are “Essential” After GOA, GRNC Legal Warning

April 1, 2020
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Greensboro Mayor Reverses Herself, Admits that Gun Stores are “Essential” After GOA, GRNC Legal Warning

Springfield, VA – The mayor of Greensboro, North Carolina, has reversed herself and now agrees that gun stores within city limits can remain open, after being contacted by Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Grass Roots North Carolina (GRNC). The Mayor had told the media that gun stores were not “essential” businesses.

This reversal comes after a Cease and Desist letter from GOA and GRNC urging Mayor Nancy Vaughan to correct her interpretation, or face legal action. Mayor Vaughan informed GOA and GRNC via email that she was incorrect in her interpretation.

While GOA and GRNC are thankful for the clarification, both organizations still look forward to seeing a public announcement by Mayor Vaughan to let the citizens of the Gate City know they can lawfully visit and purchase firearms and ammunition from gun stores during the “stay-at-home” order.

Likewise, Wake County, North Carolina has also reopened its gun stores after a similar letter sent by GOA and GRNC.

GOA and GRNC also sent letters Guildford County and the city of Durham urging the localities to ensure gun stores remain open or face legal action.

A GOA spokesperson is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit grassroots lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.

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