New Orleans Mayor Takes Advantage Of Coronavirus Crisis To Issue Anti-Gun Order

(Tea Party PAC) – One of the core tenets of the progressive movement is to not let a crisis go to waste, meaning that the left takes full advantage of any sort of crisis situation as a means by which to pass bills and legislation that go hand-in-hand with the agenda they have for America, not even caring about what is happening to those suffering through such an ordeal.

In light of this truth, it should come as no surprise whatsoever that leftists politicians at all levels are using the coronavirus crisis that is sweeping across the country to enact all kinds of nasty liberal policies under the guise of taking care of the people and protecting them from this illness.

Like New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell who signed an emergency order last week that gave her the power to ban the sale and transportation of firearms, totally violating the Second Amendment rights of her constitutents.

Here’s more on this from Breitbart News:

She signed a follow-up proclamation on March 16, 2020, further emphasizing her emergency powers to “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation, of alcoholic beverages.”

The declaration declaring the mayor’s power to restrict 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 responded to Cantrell’s claims of emergency powers over firearms by reminding her that they sued over Second Amendment infringement following Hurricane Katrina and will do so during the era of coronavirus if needed.

SAF executive vice president Alan Gottlieb said:

Following Hurricane Katrina, we sued the city when then-Mayor Ray Nagin’s administration began confiscating firearms from law-abiding citizens for no good reason. The federal court order the city to cease confiscations.

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.

Cantrell isn’t the only one taking this sort of action. In fact, Champaign, Illinois Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen also issued an emergency coronavirus order that allows her to stop the sale of ammunition and firearms in her city.

This is a prime, real time example of the left trying to strip away the rights of the people under the false pretenses of keeping them safe. It’s the very definition of trading freedom for security, policies that are being enacted at a time of panic when folks are scared and will willingly give up their liberty in order to allievate those feelings of terror and anxiety.

Coronavirus is a dream come true for the Democratic Party and those who are dedicated to seeing America transformed into a socialist country. We must be vigilant, now more than ever, as the government, at all levels, is chomping at the bit to take away our power and keep it for themselves.

Yes, we must take precautions to protect folks from coronavirus, but the question we must ask ourselves if there is a price that’s too high to pay for that protection. Is it really worth false feelings of safety to give away not only our liberty, but that of future generations as well?





  2. Here we go again, the LEFT interfering with our Constitution. When will wake up and “stop” voting these Liberals into office. America, please wake up!!!

  3. You’d thing that instead of trying to restrict her people’s 2nd Amendment rights, the major of New Orleans would be spending every possible moment trying to mitigate the impact the corona virus on them. But, I suppose doing the obvious and sensible is beyond expectation where democraps are concerned.

  4. As long as Democrats can be given lower they will become dictators. They want gun control and will go after it anyway they can. It proves how power hungry they are. It all somprobes they have no regard for the Constitution or the 2nd Amendment. They do not honor it or even know it they think they are have won. They need to be voted out.

  5. It’s about time the people quit calling them Democrats they are nothing but communist that’s exactly what they are and they have been since Franklin Roosevelt and was called on the carpet in the 50s fire Congressman for what they really were and that was communist. Communist never let a bad situation go to waste and communist always have the term the ends justify the means means if they have to go and like they did the school children in Las Vegas and kill a bunch of people to get the favor of the people to clamor for the confiscation of guns they have no problem doing that whatsoever just as I have no problem creating a disease that will jump so they can think they can go in and steal their will On the people to promote their demonically evil agenda when all you have to do is look at their track record and their track record shows they could care less about anybody but their party and their self. No man has the right to tell another that he cannot protect his self his family and property and we all have the right to the same advantage of the civil servants that we gave the power to sit in these positions to protect ourselves from them as the founding fathers had stated because they become corrupt as you see going on in this country tonight today.

  6. What the hell does the Chinese virus have to do with guns and booze…you would think that these city leaders would have more pressing matters on their hands like trying to help the spread of the virus…

    • These hypocrites need to help fight the virus.not violate the American peoples rights.listen to the people not the socialite liberals.

  7. For what it’s worth most if not all of the leftist’s i know have one agenda, that’s do thing’s my way or the highway, no compromise, along with the fact that if brains was gasoline they wouldn’t have enough between them to primer a piss ant’s motor scooter. They just want to be in charge of every facet of other people’s life. God bless them as usually ignorance can be cured with education but apparently there is absolutely no cure for STUPID.

  8. The stupid, idiotic democratic controlled cities are a disgrace to our nation, I hope she is smart enough to understand that she has no power to rewrite our CONSTITUTION,,,,,,just another ill-educated democrat trying to be relevant,,,just another fruit loop in a world full of Cheerios,,,,,needs to be recalled and run out of office on a rail,,,,,,

  9. “Those who exchange their liberty for security will lose both, and deserved neither” . . .(I believe) Benjamin Franklin. These people need to be removed from Office in HANDCUFFS, NEVER to serve in Public office EVER again. They are Treasonistic TRAITORS to the U.S. Constitution which they have SWORN to uphold. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  10. President Donald Trump should issue a circular to “fire” ALL Black Politicians of America. They are corrupt, highly incompetent and traitors to the country. An even better idea is to deport all of them back to Africa.

  11. Yea but where’s my free stuff?? That’s why these clowns get voted in right? More free stuff…paid for by YOU! They certainly don’t actually ever fix anything! Thanks Democrats!!

  12. As as they say about how they support the Constitution they use all means to undermine the tenets of the document. They always find a way to use an emergency or catastrophe to push their agendas.

  13. Ever wonder how many countless millions of illegals are going to vote in 2020 without fear of being caught, just as planned under the leftest dictator Obama.

  14. This is the democrat way.
    Instead of lending a helping hand the democrats love bending AMERICANS over and pile-driving them until they submit.
    When you resist you end up like the clintons friends.

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