I was going to put this in the combined Covid-19 mega-thread but thought it could be quite contentious and override the main conversation.
As a citizen of a nation with strict gun control I struggle to see how this applies from any logical perspective in relation to the current virus situation. I can only assume it was a politically motivated decision.
For the record: I like guns, I have owned rifles and I currently own an air pistol and air rifle, though in New Zealand air powered guns are not subject to gun control with the exception of having to be over the age of 18 to own one. Not that they really count as guns to most people.