New Jersey gun shop sues officials over ban on selling of firearms
COVID-19 literally untied the hands of Democratic officials who have been dreaming of banning firearms and removing the Second Amendment from the US Constitution for so many years. Everywhere, the local government closes arms stores, stops issuing firearms permits, and prohibits people from leaving their homes under the pretext of the danger of a coronavirus.
The pandemic has already destroyed the economy, health care and law enforcement. And while the judicial system is still alive and the Americans retain their constitutional rights, they will fight for them.
Banning the sale of firearms in New Jersey, Gov. Philip D. Murphy and State Police Supt. Patrick J. Callahan not only destroyed the only earnings of store owners but also encroached on the Second Amendment.
“The case was filed by the Second Amendment Foundation and the New Jersey Second Amendment Society on behalf of Robert Kashinsky and Legend Firearms, a gun shop in the state,” reports WND.
"Gov. Murphy cannot simply suspend the Second Amendment, and neither can Supt. Callahan," said SAF founder Alan M. Gottlieb, according to WND. "Yet, under this emergency order, that's exactly what they're doing. The Constitution, and federal law, don't allow that. New Jersey may have been the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights, but they're the last state to recognize it."
Since the crime rate is growing with the growth of those infected and died by the coronavirus, the government decides to limit the sale of firearms due to over-demand in the days of the epidemic. At the same time, looking at the situation in the country, people panic, knowing that crowds of policemen will not help, but only ascertain the fact of a crime, so the vast majority of once liberal citizens turned to their right to self-defense and wanted to acquire firearms, but too late.
March 21st Gov. Philip D. Murphy issued a new decree according to which “all non-essential retail businesses closed to the public,” including gun shops.
“Agency is no longer conducting background checks," a notice posted on the state police website says.
In his lawsuit, Robert Kashinsky explains that a “state of emergency” cannot in any way repeal the Constitution, which means such decisions are illegal.
"Defendants' acts of prohibiting the operation of retail firearms businesses without regard to their manner of operation and of foreclosing any ability to access the background check portal prohibit law-abiding individuals from purchasing firearms or ammunition for the purpose of protecting themselves and their families … by their terms, these acts stand as a perpetual bar on firearms ownership," the case says, according to WND. “States do not have the power to prohibit the keeping and bearing of arms, nor do they have the power to close the channels of distribution by which people obtain firearms and ammunition".
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