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NRA sues California for shutting down gun shops during pandemic

March 27, 2020

  One of the first actions California Governor Gavin Newsom took after declaring a state of emergency in California was to shut down the gun shops and now, according to this story, the NRA is suing. Here is more:

The National Rifle Association accused Governor Gavin Newsom in a lawsuit of taking away the right of Americans to access firearms by shutting gun stores during the coronavirus outbreak.

The nation’s leading gun-rights group filed the complaint Friday in Los Angeles federal court along with two individuals, retailer Gun World and three other firearms advocacy groups.

“The circumstances posed by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak are noteworthy, but do not excuse unlawful government infringements upon freedom,” the NRA said in the suit.

Firearm and ammunition retailers help Californians defend themselves, their loved ones and their property from potential dangers during the crisis, the group said.

  It is going to be interesting to see how this plays out. The last chapter most likely will not be written until after the state of emergency is over anyway, but this is still important because now that the precedent has been set I expect to see multiple crises in the future used to take gun rights away. 

  But I would go further and say it is not only gun rights which have been infringed upon–and will also be in the future now that this precedent has been set–but just about every right which was supposed to be protected in the Constitution.

  And the greatest threat to our rights is the fact that so many people did not adhere to Benjamin Franklin’s warning and were willing to trade their rights in for some perceived security. While I am on the subject, whatever happened to those 3%ers who were so vocal during the Obama years? I guess they were Summer soldiers and sunshine patriots…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Bruce Booher permalink
    March 27, 2020 7:49 pm

    Hay, be nice to our Lounge Lizard Governor. He’s gods chosen one. But look at it this way. He kept the pot shops opened. Keep the people stoned and they won’t care what you do to them.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 28, 2020 6:32 am

      Sorry Bruce! 🙂 You have to have priorities I guess and you are right. Just keep the pot flowing and they won’t care what else happens!


  2. March 28, 2020 10:43 am

    This is the time for the left to make their move on our guns…. while we are deflected with other concerns……. on the other hand, the left has no shame now and are revealing themselves for who they are… The masks are off..

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 28, 2020 5:58 pm

      I am actually surprised we have not heard more about the need for gun control during this crisis and that kind of makes me worried about what is going on behind the scenes.

      Liked by 1 person


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