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Novi ammunition shop bans masks wearing under new store policy

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Posted at 4:27 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 15:59:02-04

NOVI, Mich. (WXYZ) — An ammunition shop in Novi posted a new store policy that requires customers to not wear masks while inside.

Fenix Ammunition posted the new policy on its Twitter account on Aug. 31, saying that the policy is "due to the nationwide rise in violent attacks by mask-wearing thugs."

Customers who enter the facility with a mask on will not be serviced, according to the notice.

"Furthermore, the nature of our business necessitates positive identification of our customers," the notice goes on to read.

In July, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order requiring people to wear face masks or face coverings at all times when inside a public business.

Those who violate the fine could face a misdemeanor with a $500 fine.

Editor's note: The owner of the business declined an interview with 7 Action News, but said that the policy has been adjusted to allow customers to wear mask if they want to.

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