Gun shop owner stresses instruction after run on guns

Gun store owner Raye Gunter is encouraging new gun owners to take safety courses. EMMA ROUTLEY/THE CHRONICLE

As fear of the future grew in our community, toilet paper and hand sanitizer were not the only things unable to stay in stock. Handguns were flying off the shelves. Unlike toilet paper and hand sanitizer, however, there are other safety concerns that come with selling out of firearms.

On March 12 Gov. Kate Brown issued a statewide shutdown of non-essential businesses, which included warehouses that ship ammo and firearms. Gun stores like Emerald . . .

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