NRA: Coronavirus Lockdowns Show Danger of Waiting Periods on Gun Purchases

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The NRA warns shooters about the dangers of waiting periods during times of unrest like the recent coronavirus lock-downs.

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)-The National Rifle Association (NRA) notes that coronavirus shutdowns resulting in the closure of gun stores in various states demonstrate that gun controls the left once pushed as “reasonable” have become anything but.

The Democrats’ pet gun controls — waiting periods, universal background checks, etc. — are pushed again and again as common sense, “reasonable” solutions to keep guns out of the wrong hands. When the NRA and other gun rights groups push back, citing the opportunity for tyranny, they are shamed with accusations of being pawns of the gun industry.

But coronavirus shutdowns at the state level have cast a light on just how unreasonable waiting periods and universal background checks can be.

For example, on March 19, 2020, Breitbart News reported on the lines that stretched from inside to outside of certain California gun stores, lines of customers wanting to buy a gun for self-defense. The line was so long that some customers abandoned the effort. But for those who stuck it out, they made it all the way to the counter to learn that they could buy a gun but could not take possession of it until a ten-day waiting period had passed, per California law.

On March 24, 2020, Breitbart News reported that New Jersey State Police followed Gov. Phil Murphy’s (D) shutdown order by announcing that that state’s firearm background check system would be shut down. In a state with universal background checks, shutting down the background check system means zero gun sales, period.

In other words, if you do not have a gun for self-defense prior to the shutdown you will not have a gun for self-defense afterward (unless you are one of the few people who got their name in the system prior to the shutdown).

Ironically, all the “reasonable” gun controls now contribute to a scenario where law-abiding citizens cannot acquire firearms for self-defense.

It was with great foresight that the Founding Fathers included the phrase, “Shall not be infringed.”



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StWayne
StWayne
4 months ago

To show you just how insane these Democratic led “common sense” gun control initiatives are, I want to share some stats with you. As per giffords.org, the same anti-gun organization responsible for the Brady bill: more than 36,000 Americans are killed by guns each year, where that averages out to 100 a day, where (100 x 365) = 36,500 deaths by firearm per year. Let’s now have a look at cars. Nearly 1.25 million people die in crashes each year. On average, that is 3,287 deaths a day. Again, that was 3,287 deaths per day! In case you’re wondering: for… Read more »

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
4 months ago

During a disaster is no time to run to the local gun store and yet people are doing just that. Reality that the government has been lying about being your protection in times of need has finally set in.
They can’t or won’t be there for you and yes you are you’re own first responder, armed or not.
Unfortunately for most, it takes a national emergency to prove how gun laws only restrict the law abiding. Supporters of the 2nd Amendment have known this all along.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
4 months ago

My understanding of the 3 day waiting period is; if there is no answer from the system in 3 days, the firearm can be legally transferred to the purchaser. As bad and illegal as that is, now that the government can’t/won’t keep their side of the bargain, they overrule the process and shut down gun shops and gun sales. Surprise, surprise, now who is the criminal —- again? What is being done in Va., Calif. etc. IS ILLEGAL. even by “their” standards. Why the governors and their henchmen in those states have not been arrested already baffles me. Guys, this… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago

@DB – 3 days is federal law and refers to business days. Unfortunately fbi is redefining business days to mean when they are “open for business” meaning that they don’t count days when they’ve told staff to work from home. I’d venture a guess that if there is a high profile kidnapping, bank robbery, or terrorist attack – they would be on the job. Given that office staff are working at home and congress has not announced/created federal holidays – their redefinition has no legs and needs to be challenged in court. As for extended “waiting periods” in CA and… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

Thanks @USA, needed good laugh. Gallows humor really does help.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

It might not be too humorous, but we are far from alone. This has been an ongoing plan for decades now:
https://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/vk2k.shtml
This is not a sprint, but a marathon. But the finish line is coming into view now. One way or another, this race is almost over!

JIAZ
JIAZ
4 months ago

The virus that’s choking the NRA to death isn’t named “Corona”. It’s the “LaPierre Virus”, and that infection has gone untreated for decades. Front line staff laid off, salaries cut, while Wayne spends millions of dollars a month of membership funds for his own personal legal defense.

“Non-Profit” my A$$. Indictments are inevitable.

NRA Lays Off Staff, Cuts Salaries As Coronavirus Reduces Revenue

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/nra-lays-off-staff-cuts-salaries-as-coronavirus-cuts-into-revenue/