Empty store shelves.
State of emergency declarations.
State/counties ending concealed carry permit applications.
If there was ever a doubt in your mind as to why it is essential that Missouri pass the Second Amendment Preservation Act, I trust the news of the last few days has answered that question for you, once and for all.
While it’s hard to separate prudent preparation from mass panic on the part of the public, it’s clear that people are very alarmed about the impact of the Coronavirus.
Last week, Governor Parson declared a state of emergency, allowing him to tap into millions of dollars of additional funding to address the Coronavirus.
Right now it’s anyone’s guess on whether or not Governor Parson will do what Iowa and a growing number of states have done: forcing restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters, casinos, senior centers, and any gathering of more than ten people, to shut down.
What we haven’t seen as of today, is any public statements by government entities here in Missouri about trying to restrict the Second Amendment rights of Missourians.
But that may change.
In Champaign, Il., Mayor Feinen is trying to make it a crime to buy a firearm while the city is under a disaster declaration.
In New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell has already signed an ordinance banning the sale or transportation of firearms, under the guise of their disaster declaration!