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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:48 PM

Coronavirus crackdowns causing friction as gun stores deemed 'nonessential businesses'

As of Thursday, seven states in total – Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York and Washington -- have issued orders for gun dealers to close up shop for the foreseeable future, while 17 others have explicitly allowed them to stay open, albeit in some cases with customer and operating restrictions.

“What we don’t want to have happen are these kind of panic purchases like we’re seeing right now with first-time buyers,” Kris Brown, the president of the Brady Campaign. “We’ll get a vaccine for the coronavirus and this will all pass, but these guns will be still be in people’s homes.”

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Reply Coronavirus crackdowns causing friction as gun stores deemed 'nonessential businesses' (Original post)
zackymilly Mar 26 OP
Aussie105 Mar 26 #1
Skittles Mar 26 #3
customerserviceguy Mar 26 #2
gopiscrap Mar 26 #4
customerserviceguy Mar 26 #5
gopiscrap Mar 26 #6
Kaleva Mar 26 #7
Luciferous Mar 26 #8

Response to zackymilly (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:59 PM

1. What we really don't need . . . .

is in the current stressful time, for people to weaponize their frustration and anger.

Lost your job? Neighbour glaring at you? Someone not keeping their 1.5m distance at the Costco checkout? Someone pushed in at Aldi?
Don't forget you just bought that nice shiny new gun, didn't know why at the time, but now you do . . .

What is it about Americans that they go for quack cures, a quack President and see guns as a source of self assurance?

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:41 PM

3. with all due respect, Aussie

gun humping Americans ALREADY go off over simple things - which is why there are so many gun deaths in America

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Response to zackymilly (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:37 PM

2. This just encourages

gun shows, where nobody gets a background check. And black market sales at inflated prices become more feasible, too.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:54 PM

4. most states you can't have a

gun show with more than 9 people right now

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:59 PM

5. Then that leaves

the black market.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:05 PM

6. yikes

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:15 PM

7. In Michigan, it's a misdemeanor to drive to a gun shop, even if it where to be open.

"Here are some activities that are allowed outside the home:
-- Participating in outdoor recreational activities, such as walking, hiking, running and riding a bicycle.
-- Obtaining supplies necessary to sustain life, including groceries, gasoline and medication. Restaurants are allowed to remain open for takeout and delivery services only as a source of food."

https://www.abc12.com/content/news/See-what-Michigan-residents-are-allowed-not-allowed-to-do-under-shelter-in-place-order-569028441.html

One isn't even supposed to go out for a drive.

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Response to zackymilly (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:38 PM

8. Makes sense to me, it isn't like it's a zombie apocalypse. A gun won't stop a virus...

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