(PresidentialWire.Com)- Gun manufacturers across the United States are taking the initiative to turn their production lines to producing masks and other kinds of personal protective equipment for first responders.
According to a Fox News report, Taurus, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, and Sig Sauer are among the manufacturers who have begun making masks and distributing them, for free, to first responders across the country.
Eric Poole, a representative of Guns & Ammo, said that PPE donations have been given to first responders including EMTs, fire departments, police departments, and health professionals all over the country. “The response has been growing among companies as they learn how they can shift their capabilities,” Poole said.
Well-known gun manufacturer Sig Sauer has reportedly given away almost 15,000 KN95 masks to more than 80 local law enforcement, fire departments, EMS, and medical facilities throughout the New Hampshire, Arkansas, and Oregon areas.
Chief Marketing Officer for Sig Sauer, Tom Taylor said that they procured masks for their employees and the wider community.
“As the events surrounding COVID-19 began to progress, it was clear to us very early on, that we were going to need to procure a significant amount of PPE to ensure the health and safety of our employees,” he said. “In the process of preparing our workforce, we were also able to secure enough masks so that we could contribute PPE within the communities where our facilities operate, and our employees live, which allowed us to have the greatest possible impact.”
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Remington Arms started producing ventilators back in March, too. Remington Arms reached out to Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a letter offering to use ones of its New York factories to build respirators.
“We would be honoured to donate our facility to the production of ventilators, surgical masks, hospital beds or any other products mission-critical to the war on coronavirus,” CEO Ken D’Arcy said in the letter.