The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is giving new guidance to gun stores amid shelter-in-place directives.
The ATF says gun stores are allowed to conduct business outside of the store as long as they own the property.
A federal firearms licensee can verify a customers identity, collect paperwork, accept payment and deliver firearms or ammunition to customers through a drive-up or walk-up window or doorway or through a temporary table or booth in the parking lot.
Inventory and records should remain secure in the interior of the store.
The ATF says federal firearm licensees may conduct non-over-the-counter firearm sales to unlicensed in-state residents who are exempt from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Texas has ruled that gun stores qualify as essential businesses under the shelter-in-place directive.