The mayor of the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, California is speaking out publicly against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision ordering “non-essential” businesses to close. The order seems to be being implemented on a county-by-county basis, and many of the states most populous counties are taking the position that gun stores aren’t essential businesses.
In San Diego County, supervisor Nathan Fletcher, the only Democrat on the county board of supervisors, has said that gun stores aren’t essential businesses and should close. El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, a Republican, on the other hand, talked with KUSI-TV in San Diego and that forcing gun stores in the state to close isn’t wise.
Wells says the guidelines for what’s considered an “essential business” are very vague, and that a lot of businesses are unclear as to what their status is.