Gun Ownership

Florida Gun Store Bans Masks Despite Growing COVID-19 Cases



Guns and Range Training Center in West Palm Beach has forbidden customers from wearing masks when entering their facility.

Alex Shkop, the owner of Guns and Range Training Center, said he banned customers from wearing facial masks in the store due to concerns over theft, difficulty communicating with shoppers, and uncertainty about the spread of coronavirus.

The decision to ban masks in Shkop's facility came after a large group of young people entered wearing masks. Shkop claims they were scoping out to place to potentially rob.

Shkop cites the Florida law prohibiting adults from wearing masks in public, outdoor spaces, however, his shop is a private, indoor facility