Democrats are seizing upon the spread of the coronavirus for their own political gain.
There’s no excuse for what they’re doing.
A top Democrat’s coronavirus response will have you red with rage.
The government does sometimes have the right to temporarily halt some rights during a crisis.
The difference between a quarantine and a house arrest is that a quarantine isn’t punishment for wrong doing it’s for the communal good and shouldn’t last longer than is required to stop transmission.
However, the Democrats are taking what is meant to be temporary restrictions that are only supposed to be applied in extreme circumstances and are trying to broaden them to apply to issues that have nothing to do with the Coronavirus.
They are going to try and get through their communist socialist agenda on the excuse that it’s necessary to solve the crisis.
Conservatives need to be careful that we aren’t giving up any rights that are unconnected to stopping coronavirus.
Because that’s just what New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell is trying to do.
This isn’t the first time New Orleans has used a crisis to take away their citizen’s rights.
After Hurricane Katrina the mayor at the time, Ray Nagin, used it at an excuse to seize guns from law abiding citizens at a time of unrest when there were looters roaming to steal what they could.
Now Mayor LaToya Cantrell is following in the same footsteps.
According to Breitbart News:
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) signed a coronavirus emergency order last week allowing her to ban the sale and transportation of firearms.
She signed a follow-up proclamation on March 16, 2020, further emphasizing her emergency powers to “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation, of alcoholic beverages.”
The declaration declaring the mayor’s power to restrict gun sales and transportation says she is “empowered, if necessary, to suspend or limit the sale of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles.”
On March 16, 2020, the Second Amendment Foundation responded to Cantrell’s claims of emergency powers over firearms by reminding her that they sued over Second Amendment infringement following Hurricane Katrina and will do so during the era of coronavirus if needed.
Americans are starting to social distance in an effort to protect other Americans.
What else protects American lives?
When the CDC was sent to study defensive gun usage they found the following:
“Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008.”
The evidence shows that guns protect people.
There’s reasonable connection between guns and the coronavirus.
People who have a gun in their house aren’t more likely to contract the virus.
This is just another underhanded power grab on the part of Democrats who are trying to strip away constitutional rights.