If you were hoping that slimy politicians would take the coronavirus crisis as a time to put their personal politics aside for the betterment of our American society…

You’re in for a rude awakening.

Maybe it’s a little too early to get our hopes up for something so magnanimous as the setting aside of political gain for the overall good…

But the fact that politicians are capitalizing on the outbreak to push an agenda is still disappointing to see.

The Left keeps talking about how Trump needs to start being a leader (something that he’s been doing since this thing started).

Actually, if we’re going to be real, he’s been acting like a leader since he first took office in 2017—even though he’s had to deal with the constant attacks and unwarranted investigations into his campaign and administration.

However…

Since the coronavirus made to American shores, he’s acted decisively and quickly, taking action in order to combat the spread of the potentially deadly disease.

He’s been a leader, he’s put aside petty politics (yes, our president can be petty and vindictive – and YES, we love him for giving it right back to the Libs), and he’s trying his best to work with the Democrats and the Legislative branch to get things done quickly and give America a chance to come out of this with as little damage as possible.

How NOT To Lead

But apparently…

LaToya Cantrell, the mayor of New Orleans, doesn’t feel the same way and is taking advantage of this confusing and anxiety-filled moment in history and is forcing her Liberal agenda onto her constituents.

What’d she do?

Well, she signed an amendment to her emergency powers proclamation, which so far has allowed her to “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation, of alcoholic beverages,” to encompass the limitation of selling and/or transporting firearms, too.

The new proclamation has added additional aspects to Her Honor’s emergency powers…

And that extra authority will restrict gun sales and transportation by saying she is “empowered, if necessary, to suspend or limit the sale of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles.”

That is scary…

This limits those who are legally licensed to carry weapons from doing so.

This is draconian in nature.

SAF: A Sheepdog Organization Protecting Our Liberties

Luckily for us, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is there to protect the liberties of New Orleanians – just like they did when New Orleans tried to enact these laws after Hurricane Katrina.

Alan Gottlieb, VP of the SAF said in a statement, “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 ordered the city to cease confiscations. We sued New Orleans then, and we’ll do it again.”

There’s NEVER a good reason to confiscate law-abiding citizens weapons…

Ever.

Gottlieb continued, “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.”

Well said, Alan…

And 100% right.

But it’s what he ended with that Mayor Cantrell should take to heart…

In Gottlieb’s mic drop moment, he said, “People legally licensed to carry should not have their right to do so suddenly curtailed because some politician panicked. We didn’t allow it before, and we’re not going to allow it now.”

That, my friends, is what America is all about…

A huge thank you goes out to Alan and the whole SAF for all they do to keep American liberties safe.

Here’s to you, Patriots…

Good on you.

 

 

“The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.” – Noah Webster