Trump has declared gun stores and weapons manufacturers essential businesses. You can find the story at the American Thinker in a piece by Daniel John Sobieski entitled Trump Declares Second Amendment Essential. As a result, the Los Angeles County Sheriff, and the Governor of New Jersey have rescinded their closure orders for gun stores and ranges.
The declaration, published in a memo by DHS is both good and bad. The good is that the declaration seems to be having the desired effect of preventing anti-gun politicians from using the Kung Flu for purposes of keeping the public defenseless. The bad is that it short circuits the courts taking a stand on the Second Amendment.
I have noted before that much of the current reaction to the Wuhan Flu is probably Unconstitutional. I have also noted that by the time the courts rule on it, it will be moot, and the politicians defense will be that, Hey, it was an emergency. We won't do it again." That will be that. But it is important that the courts put their foot down and say that the Constitutional rights of Americans should never be violated, even in an emergency.
Summary of the Cliff Notes version.
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