Saturday, July 11, 2020

Mayor Signs Order Permitting Gun Sale Ban Over Coronavirus Fears

Amid legitimate coronavirus concerns, the Mayor of New Orleans has gifted herself with the power to dilute the Second Amendment.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) signed a coronavirus emergency order last week that allows her, if she sees fit, to ban the sale and transportation of firearms.

But Cantrell’s declaration doesn’t end there.

Besides firearms, she has the authority to suspend the sale of explosives and combustibles.

For a growing number of Americans, it has become paramount to comply with the government’s restrictive actions to flatten COVID-19’s infection curve. But decrees that give elected officials such broad, dubious power has at least contributed to a spike in gun sales.

Per Time Magazine:

Also potentially driving the sales are concerns that elected officials may try to restrict access to firearms. A mayor in Illinois recently signed an executive order that would give her the right to ban the sale of guns or ammunition, as did the mayor of New Orleans.

Champaign, Illinois Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen (D) signed the executive order on March 12. Though surrounded by a sea of bright red counties, Champaign and neighboring Urbana is home to the University of Illinois. Few of Feinen’s constituents are likely to protest her move.  

However, the Second Amendment Foundation is threatening legal action.

Specific data on the size of the sales spike will not be available until next month. But already this year, background checks are up considerably over last year. According to data from the FBI, just over 5.5 million background checks were conducted in January and February combined.

Gun sales generally rise in an election year, as they did in 2016. But this past January and February have outpaced 2016 by nearly 350,000.

Betsy Terrell, a 61-year-old resident of Decatur, Georgia, said she thought for years about purchasing a handgun and decided to finally get one after seeing chaos at her local Costco, with long lines and people stockpiling goods. She feels the metro Atlanta area already has a lot of crime. She’s worried that if the economy tanks, crime will rise even more.

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33 COMMENTS

  1. Gun purchases are not the choose of mayors. They are constitutional rights! No wonder there is a high demand for guns now. I am going to purchase a gun before anyone else try’s to take my gin ownership right away!!!

    • Not ONE God Damned Democrat will give up his/their Guns! Not One! Think they/Dems, don’t have guns, because of their objection to your ownership of them??? Don’t you believe THAT!

    • John: Good for you, but buy from a place where you don’t have to fill out federal paperwork. Filling out forms lets the gov-a-crats know who has the guns and you may hear a knock on your door in the near future.

    • I doubt it. Most Democrats that talk about banning guns are okay with taking away most of our rights except maybe freedom of speech! That is because they want to tell everyone else what to do! They will be the first one’s to start complaining if we become a socialist/communist country. However once that happens it is too late and you can forget most of your rights especially free speech.

    • Yes it is wonderful for ding bat liberals. For freedom loving Americans it’s a bad situation. If you vote for any democrat then you are an absolute idiot and anti American.

  2. That’s why there is long lines to purchase firearm and empty shelves of Ammo in Cabelas, the American public understand.

  3. What do they think Americans will arm themselves against a tyrannical government! Americans have blind patriotism to corrupt politicians and elites who get rich screwing Americans over, they also have the false mindset that any government is too big to fight or fail and they think Americans are too dumb and lazy to go against, but on the other hand they actually fear it!

  4. Good luck with both actions banning guns and taking them! You will find out that most Americans and local police will say sorry but that dog does not hunt especially in places like Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and most southern states.

    Ex Vet & Patriot

  5. Yes it is wonderful for ding bat liberals. For freedom loving Americans it’s a bad situation. If you vote for any democrat then you are an absolute idiot and anti American.

    • Mayors can be re-called, voted out of office and placed in jail or prison in certain cases. What those slugs are doing is a direct violation of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. Now calling for armed rebellion, plays directly in their hands and actually strengthens their case against the 2nd Amendment.
      Wake up people and re-call or see to it they are legally removed from office.

  6. With all that’s happened in the last 12 years…don’t see how anyone could still vote democrat any more. It’s become the party of death, lies and hate.
    ‘Sconsin Patriot

  7. The Left is starting to exceed their power and we have to stop them. The woman Mayor of New Orleans is drunk on power. The intelligent people of New Orleans need to get an injunction that will keep her from doing anything with this stupid law. I live in California where the nuts are really feeling their oats. All over this Country they are taking away the right to attend schools that their parents paid taxes for. How many children have contracted this virus? Maybe two or three if that many. There are at least 100million students from 5 to 18 and they closed all the schools because the kids may get Covid 19. These families need the schools to take care of the kids for four or five hours. The parents cannot afford to pay a sitter for those hours Here in my state they have closed every cafe and bar that they have penalties of large fines and possibly jail time. The FRiCKING Politicians have lost their minds they need a good lesson in how to do their job which does not include Nazi type policies. Write to them and explain you worries. We can’t take to the streets because that is now illegal. What ever happened to our First Amendment rights? What are your thoughts??

  8. Bella Pelosi, better known as Dracula. Sneaked in a 1 billion Dollar funding for Plan Parenthood (The abortion factory) in the Coronavirus bill. Never let a crisis go to waste is one of the Demoncrat 10 Satan Commandments.

    Wuhan Virus AKA: Coronavirus weaponized by China and their treasonous Godless demoncratic Commie party and cohorts the fake media, academia, Hollywood,…to crash the greatest US economy ever! And to take down the greatest president ever, President Trump!! Keep up the great work President Trump! 2020 and beyond! From the Patriots of a Commie Demoncrat free America!

  9. Thank the gods, that I Always carry my .357, with a couple of Spare cylinders, .38spl of snake shot, and another full of 9mm…

  10. Bella Pelosi, better known as Dracula. Sneaked in a 1 billion Dollar funding for Plan Parenthood (The abortion factory) in the Coronavirus bill. Never let a crisis go to waste is one of the Demoncrat 10 Satan Commandments.

    Wuhan Virus AKA: Coronavirus weaponized by China and their treasonous Godless demoncratic Commie party and cohorts the fake media, academia, Hollywood, Millennials…to crash the greatest US economy ever! And to take down the greatest president ever, President Trump!! Keep up the great work President Trump! 2020 and beyond! From the Patriots of a Commie Demoncrat free America!

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