Well folks, here we go.
It was Rahm Emanuel who famously said “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
So, here we are in a serious crisis. And what’s that thing certain politicians thought they could not do before? Get rid of the Second Amendment.
The mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell (a Democrat), quietly signed a coronavirus emergency order last week which allowed her to ban the sale and transportation of firearms.
Just in case you missed it (and most of us did), she issued a proclamation this week which further emphasized her emergency powers, not only to suspend guns sales but “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation, of alcoholic beverages.” So, beer too.
But New Orleans isn’t the only city to make a move on firearms.
On March 14, 2020, Breitbart News reported that Champaign, Illinois, Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen (also a Democrat) issued an emergency coronavirus order that gave her the power to halt ammunition and firearm sales in the city.
Of course, the immediate result of all this craziness is a spike in the sale of guns and ammo in other places where it’s still available.
According to ABC News, The world's largest gun store, in metro Atlanta, has had lines that are six and eight people deep. A gun store in Los Angeles had lines that stretched down the block. And at least one store in Idaho put limits on sales after its shelves were nearly cleared out.
“It's been insane,” said Jay Wallace, who owns Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna, Georgia, adding that his ammunition sales are up more than five times the usual numbers. “This is like a Rod Serling ‘Twilight Zone’ episode."
It does feel like the “Twilight Zone” though.
The San Francisco Bay Area in California is basically on lockdown with everyone urged to “shelter in place” until April 7th. The order will require residents to remain indoors except for essential travel, like going out to get groceries. The order affects about 6.7 million people in the region, but the estimated 28,200 people living homeless on the streets are exempt. EXEMPT.
Yeah, so that’s not a recipe for a problem.
New York City probably isn’t far behind for a total lockdown as a result of “shelter in place” order as well.
Officials in Miami-Dade County in Florida today announced the mandatory closure of all restaurants, bars and clubs. But you can still order take-out.
But you can’t go to movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, gyms or fitness studios. All closed.
It is like a Twilight Zone episode. But it’s happening for real.
Everyone who has just a little bit of “prepper” in them is probably feeling mighty smug right now.