OPINION| Rich Welsh| New Orleans Mayor Democrat LaToya Cantrell last week signed a DTMNBN emergency order that permits her to ban the sale and transportation of firearms.
Leftists will do anything to stop law-abiding citizens from having the ability to defend themselves, including abusing the current pandemic situation we as a nation are facing, because E*V*E*R*Y*T*H*I*N*G is political to progressives.
She signed a follow-up proclamation on March 16, 2020, emphasizing her emergency powers to “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation, of alcoholic beverages.”
No alcohol in New Orleans?
That’ll go over well.
The declaration announcing the mayor’s powers to limit 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 replied to Cantrell’s insistence of emergency powers over firearms by reminding her that they once sued over Second Amendment infringement after Hurricane Katrina, and they can do it again during the current pandemic crisis if they need to.
SAF executive vice president Alan Gottlieb stated:
We sued New Orleans then, and we’ll do it again. The presence of a nasty disease does not suspend any part of the Bill of Rights, no matter what some municipal, state or even federal politician may think. While we certainly recognize the seriousness of this virus and its ability to spread rapidly, treating Covid-19 and taking steps to prevent it from infecting more people has nothing at all to do with the exercise of the right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment.
Gottlieb added, “People legally licensed to carry should not have their right to do so suddenly curtailed because some politician panicked. We didn’t allow it before, and we’re not going to allow it now.”
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr., The Range, Illicit Info and other online publications. “Raised under Reagan, suffered under Clinton”