Gun shops in Massachusetts reopen but with restrictions

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WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – As of noon Saturday, gun shops were allowed to reopen in Massachusetts.

A federal judge overruled Governor Baker’s classification of firearms dealers as non-essential. That allowed gun shops to open by appointment only – starting Saturday.

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22News spoke with one Westfield resident who said he is happy Baker lifted the restriction on gun shops.

“I’m extremely happy about it,” Tyler expressed. “I’ve been supporting these businesses ever since I could buy a gun, and I think it’s one of the best things he could have done for this community.”

The judge who overruled the ban on firearm businesses said it violated a constitutional right.

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