The World's Two Deadly Killers: Coronavirus and Guns
"Americans are stocking up on guns amid pandemic fears".
It's not just toilet paper people are rushing to buy. The FBI reported 3.7 million gun purchase background checks in the month of March, a 41% surge that indicates more and more people are trying to buy guns. Updated guidance from the federal government has designated firearm and ammunition retailers as essential services, which means they can stay open despite a growing number of states issuing stay-at-home orders. The decision is a victory for Second Amendment rights groups, some of which had already filed lawsuits in places where gun retailers weren't exempted in stay-at-home orders.
This is shameful and sick people wanting to kill more beyond the virus. This ruling above is further proof the "Second Amendment" is garbage and needs to be abolished. Crime is way down yet, more guns are needed to kill people before the virus get to them. Forget Coronavirus, guns and their owners should be declared a pandemic. CM
NRA sues California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state officials over gun store closures
(CNN) — The National Rifle Association and other gun owner groups are suing California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other officials after gun stores were deemed non-essential businesses and ordered to close during a statewide stay-at-home order to curbcoronavirus infections.
The lawsuit seeks to have gun stores declared essential businesses. It was filed Friday by the NRA, a Los Angeles-area gun retailer, and other gun owner groups in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
But the gun violence prevention group Brady said the NRA's lawsuit is misguided, saying the group cares more about profits than public health.
"In this time when we all need to sacrifice to flatten the curve and stop this pandemic, it is disturbing that the NRA won't budge from its overriding purpose -- to increase gun industry profits at any cost," Brady President Kris Brown said.
"There is no constitutional right to spread coronavirus while shopping, for guns or anything else."
1,000%, that's how much ammunition sales in Colorado have risen over the past month, according to Ammo.com. Around the country, people seem to be stockpiling guns and ammo alongside their toilet paper in response to coronavirus restrictions, the data show.
Gun owners have a virus, but it's not "Corona". Guns were made to kill! CM