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    My gun shipping today, but non-essential businesses in my town may close. UPS?

    So my gun will be shipping today via UPS.

    Tomorrow at 10am, my city will be announcing some sort of 'shelter in place' kind of order. It will likely be similar to orders done by nearby towns. Still be able to go to grocery, get gas, go jogging, etc..., but gun stores will no doubt close.

    Generally, people are given a day to prepare, so an announcement on Tuesday likely won't go into effect until Wednesday @ 11:59pm. My gun is set to arrive at my FFL (gun store) on Thursday, haha.

    Very curious what UPS will do in such a case. Return it to sender till the order expires? Hold it at a UPS location? No doubt UPS will stay operating, generally speaking. Lots of mail/packages shipped right before an order like this will have to be dealt with, somehow.

    Any guesses on what will become of my 1911 until the order is lifted?
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    I do the shipping at my work and there is no indication from the drivers that they will stop doing business. My FedEx ground driver showed me the letter, essential services idea, he was given to show to the police if he should be stopped for any reason.

    Now that I think about it the FedEx Express driver asked me if we had any plans of shutting down. He said he will continue to deliver/pickup for us.

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    If they are told to freeze non essential service, well, oooh, beware the brown truck gun diet syndrome. I "figger" there have been more guns disappeared from brown trucks than the number of socks which disappeared in the loads of laundry.
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    My bet is gun stores may close their doors to people but maybe one guy or more will be there to take stock and reorganize the place.

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    Call your FFL.......he can tell you if he will be open. He may even let you do your paperwork early, and also the background ck?

    Can't hurt to check on it.......
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    Read that Ohio's shelter-in-place order makes a necessity-of-life exemption for gun shops.

    Michigan's doesn't...
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    Interesting points and thoughts!

    I will call tomorrow and get the skinny on how they will proceed, based on what is put in place tomorrow.

    Many businesses will have to collect mail from their boxes (at the PO or at boxes in their building) to prevent them filling up, wouldn't be surprised if the gun store keeps someone their to collect mail, even if regulations prevent customers from coming in to collect. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

    Be great if gun stores had an exemption - I'm in Texas, so we'll see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadKaw View Post
    Read that Ohio's shelter-in-place order makes a necessity-of-life exemption for gun shops.

    Michigan's doesn't...
    What's really odd is apparently IL has given exemption to gun stores and deemed them as necessary....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45 Forever View Post
    My bet is gun stores may close their doors to people but maybe one guy or more will be there to take stock and reorganize the place.
    As well as guard the store and inventory.
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    Aside from calling the FFL, I'd also look at what your state shelter in place law actually says when it comes to businesses. We just started our own at midnight tonight. While ours does name some jobs as essential, and names other businesses as ones that must close, it also has provisions for other retailers or businesses that are able to keep the 6' space between people at all times, or like restaurants, can do a drive thru/take out type model.

    FWIW, UPS, Fedex, transportation in general, aren't shut down anywhere and likely won't be. That would mean empty stores and business at a halt. If transportation ever gets shut down, that's the true sign of SHTF.
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