The NRA Fights Back As Gun Controllers Dismiss The Second Amendment As “Nonessential”

The NRA Fights Back As Gun Controllers Dismiss The Second Amendment As “Nonessential”

Shoppers wait in line to purchase ammunition and guns at Gun World in Burbank, Calif., on March 17 as U.S. sales of guns and ammunition soar amid the Coronavirus outbreak. The NRA has always been guided by a simple premise: The right to keep and bear arms was recognized as essential in 1791, when it was officially adopted into our Constitution, and no public official has the authority to revisit that decision. So while the COVID-19 outbreak has changed many aspects of American life in the last several months, your NRA has not only remained steadfast in ensuring that the Second Amendment does not become a casualty of the virus, we’ve forged ahead in securing our rights against future infringements. History will record how in early 2020, a deadly contagion emerged from China to wreck havoc around the world. America went into “lock-down” to contain the spread, with hundreds of millions effectively confined to their homes. Who can emerge and on what terms hasn’t depended on whether or not a person is infected (there’s often no way to tell), but whether the governing authorities have determined an activity or business to be “essential” or “non-essential.” Many brave people have worked heroically to care for the sick and to ensure the country remains supplied with food, medicine and other necessities. Nurses, farmers, truck drivers, grocers and pharmacists are, to name a few, serving on the front lines of this campaign. Others, however, have been overcome by concern over the virus […]

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