COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — With many businesses shutting down, one woman from West Michigan is opening up her first on Monday.
“Flashpoint Firearms has been a wonderful journey, an experience me, especially being a woman owning this business,” Flashpoint Firearms owner Lisa Mayo said.
Mayo said that to her knowledge, she's one of the only female gun retailers in the area. She said she's always had a passion for personal protection.
“Always loved guns, always enjoyed it,” Mayo said.
Because the gun shows Mayo normally sells at are canceled for the time being, she decided to open up her first storefront off of Alpine in Comstock Park.
“Those are canceled, until who knows how long," Mayo said. "The demand is still there. The need is still there, so that is why we’re opening."
Mayo is complying with all executive orders. Gun stores are considered essential business under Governor Whitmer's executive order.
All customers who enter must wear a mask and only five people are allowed in the store at a time.
“Right now, everything is interesting. But we have to take it one day at a time,” Mayo said.