“An FFL may carry out the requested activities through a drive-up or walk-up window or doorway where the customer is on the licensee’s property on the exterior of the brick and mortar structure at the address listed on the license,” the guidance states.
“An FFL may also carry out the requested activities from a temporary table or booth located in a parking lot or other exterior location on the licensee’s property at the address listed on the license, but any such activities must occur in a location where the licensee has the authority to permit ATF’s entry for inspection purposes,” it continued.
Federal firearms licensees cannot carry out such activities from spaces that are not located on the property of the address listed on their license, unless that takes place at a qualified in-state gun show or event.
Gun retailers deemed ‘essential’
As states around the country issue “stay-at-home” orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus, firearms and ammunitions retailers have been classified as essential businesses, according to updated guidance from the federal government.
The list is intended to be advisory and not to be considered “the exclusive list of critical infrastructure sectors, workers, and functions that should continue during the Covid-19 response across all jurisdictions.” The advisory states that jurisdictions should add or subtract essential workforce categories based on their own needs and discretion.
National guns rights groups have filed lawsuits in places where firearms retailers weren’t specifically designated as essential.
CNN’s Josh Campbell and Kelly Mena contributed to this report.