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Democrats Move to Suppress Gun Rights as Coronavirus Outbreak Intensifies

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  • Democrats Move to Suppress Gun Rights as Coronavirus Outbreak Intensifies

    Democrats Move to Suppress Gun Rights as Coronavirus Outbreak Intensifies

    Just as toilet paper and hand sanitizer are flying off the shelves of America’s grocery stores, guns and ammunition are flying off the shelves of America’s gun stores.

    As local governments begin telling residents to remain at home, and states, alongside the federal government, explore options for implementing widespread lockdowns, fears of natural disaster-style looting and crime sprees have escalated.

    Americans’ demands for guns and ammunition have picked the shelves of many gun stores clean, with some state and local governments responding by ordering the stores to close and even banning the sale of firearms, and the issuing of carry permits.

    In New Orleans, Louisiana, Mayor LaToya Cantrell, a Democrat, signed a March 11th emergency declaration giving herself the power to ban not just the sale, but the transportation of firearms. Five days later, she amended the declaration to include the sale of alcohol.

    Mayor Cantrell is “empowered, if necessary, to suspend or limit the sale of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles,” the declaration reads.

    Even those with already existing carry permits would be forbidden from carrying their firearm in the city and could face criminal charges if they are to do so.

    Cantrell’s order harkens back to some of the darkest days in New Orleans’ history when, in 2005, then-Mayor Ray Nagin issued a similar order, leading to the confiscation of legally owned firearms from American citizens.

    “No one will be allowed to be armed,” former Police Superintendent P. Edwin Compass III said at the time. “Guns will be taken. Only law enforcement will be allowed to have guns.”

    They did this during Katrina, which was severely under-reported. They went to houses scooping up guns, a total violation of peoples' rights.

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    Lawsuits Over Anti-Gun Orders Growing Almost As Fast As Coronavirus Cases

    Townhall Media
    Second Amendment organizations are pushing back on orders for gun stores to close with a growing number of lawsuits, but they're also relying on conversations and persuasion to ensure that Americans have access to firearms and ammunition during the current state of emergency. The Second Amendment Foundation's Alan Gottlieb joins Cam to discuss the group's strategy during the pandemic.


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      Originally posted by Trump Gurl View Post
      They did this during Katrina, which was severely under-reported

      A Decade Later, Remember New Orleans … Gun Confiscation Can (and Has) Happened in America

      . . . . the measures taken to disarm law-abiding firearm owners in Katrina’s wake should serve as a testament to why gun owners guard our right to bear arms so vigilantly.

      The disorder of the storm’s aftermath – and the inability of local law enforcement to contain it – brought into stark realization the importance of the right to keep and bear arms in order to provide for the defense of oneself, loved ones, and community. Stories of looting and violence abounded. A police chief described post-Katrina New Orleans by stating, "it was like Mogadishu.”