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Michael Ejercito
2020-03-25 17:26:45 UTC
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Texas County Stay-At-Home Orders Threatening Gun Businesses
BY DAN ZIMMERMAN |MAR 25, 2020 |3 COMMENTS
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Texas governor Greg Abbott has been reluctant to issue a state-wide
stay-at-home order. As he pointed out in a press conference Monday, almost
200 of Texas’s 254 counties have yet to report a case of the Chinese
coronavirus. So he’s left the decisions regarding lockdowns to each county.

That, however, has resulted in some counties — including Dallas, Fort Worth,
Houston, Austin and San Antonio — issuing orders that have resulted in gun
stores and manufacturers being shuttered, which is contrary to the language
of the Texas constitution.


Here’s a press release from the NSSF:

Many Texas counties and cities have issued “stay-at-home” orders to combat
the spread of COVID-19. These orders direct all businesses not considered
“essential” to close. Some exceptions include liquor stores, dry cleaners,
bicycle repair shops and hardware stores. Conspicuously excluded in all but
one are firearm-related businesses.

This appears to be an intentional effort to restrict Texans’
constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms. It happened in the
heart of Dallas as a historic and popular gun store was directed to close
only hours after the Dallas County Order took effect. Other stores in Dallas
closed after hearing of this directed closure.

Texas law is clear. The state statute preempting localities from adopting
regulations exceeding state authority on gun sales reads:

A county order or regulation designed or enforced to effectively restrict or
prohibit the manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer, or display of firearms,
firearm accessories, or ammunition that is otherwise lawful in this state is
void. (A similar provision applies to municipalities.)

Further, the Texas Constitution reads:

Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful
defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have the power,
by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.

State Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) requested Attorney General Ken Paxton
(R) to issue an expedited opinion clarifying the proper role of cities and
counties. Attorney General Paxton has had a steadfast record of objectively
interpreting the letter of the law and defending the citizens’ firearms
freedoms.

Members of the firearms industry in Texas should review the language of any
order affecting their particular jurisdiction. This language, along with the
foregoing provisions of the preemption law, should be considered when
deciding whether to remain open.

Jurisdictions’ orders not classifying firearm-related businesses as
“essential” include Dallas, Bexar, Harris and Travis Counties, as well as
San Antonio, Fort Worth, Austin and Lubbock. Denton County is the exception,
classifying “retail firearms sales” as Essential Critical Infrastructure.

NSSF® urges all members to closely follow CDC guidelines, practice social
distancing and take precautions to protect the health of their employees and
customers.

NSSF is working with state and local officials to ensure that this
unfortunate chapter in Texas’ local government history is short-lived and
not repeated.
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2020-03-25 22:42:17 UTC
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On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:26:45 -0700, "Michael Ejercito"
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Texas County Stay-At-Home Orders Threatening Gun Businesses
BY DAN ZIMMERMAN |MAR 25, 2020 |3 COMMENTS
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Texas governor Greg Abbott has been reluctant to issue a state-wide
stay-at-home order. As he pointed out in a press conference Monday, almost
200 of Texas’s 254 counties have yet to report a case of the Chinese
coronavirus. So he’s left the decisions regarding lockdowns to each county.
That, however, has resulted in some counties — including Dallas, Fort Worth,
Houston, Austin and San Antonio — issuing orders that have resulted in gun
stores and manufacturers being shuttered, which is contrary to the language
of the Texas constitution.
Many Texas counties and cities have issued “stay-at-home” orders to combat
the spread of COVID-19. These orders direct all businesses not considered
“essential” to close. Some exceptions include liquor stores, dry cleaners,
bicycle repair shops and hardware stores. Conspicuously excluded in all but
one are firearm-related businesses.
This appears to be an intentional effort to restrict Texans’
constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms. It happened in the
heart of Dallas as a historic and popular gun store was directed to close
only hours after the Dallas County Order took effect. Other stores in Dallas
closed after hearing of this directed closure.
Texas law is clear. The state statute preempting localities from adopting
A county order or regulation designed or enforced to effectively restrict or
prohibit the manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer, or display of firearms,
firearm accessories, or ammunition that is otherwise lawful in this state is
void. (A similar provision applies to municipalities.)
Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful
defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have the power,
by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.
State Rep. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) requested Attorney General Ken Paxton
(R) to issue an expedited opinion clarifying the proper role of cities and
counties. Attorney General Paxton has had a steadfast record of objectively
interpreting the letter of the law and defending the citizens’ firearms
freedoms.
Members of the firearms industry in Texas should review the language of any
order affecting their particular jurisdiction. This language, along with the
foregoing provisions of the preemption law, should be considered when
deciding whether to remain open.
Jurisdictions’ orders not classifying firearm-related businesses as
“essential” include Dallas, Bexar, Harris and Travis Counties, as well as
San Antonio, Fort Worth, Austin and Lubbock. Denton County is the exception,
classifying “retail firearms sales” as Essential Critical Infrastructure.
NSSF® urges all members to closely follow CDC guidelines, practice social
distancing and take precautions to protect the health of their employees and
customers.
NSSF is working with state and local officials to ensure that this
unfortunate chapter in Texas’ local government history is short-lived and
not repeated.
With the gun culture that exists in Texas, and the fact that the whole
state is flooded with guns, any Texan who doesn't already have a gun
who wanted a gun is too stupid a mother-fucker to own a gun. That's
the retard test.
PhantomView
2020-03-26 01:38:38 UTC
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I think the gun stores got six+ months worth of business
in just the past week or two. They can afford to close down
for awhile.

Interesting though how so many of the "guns are bad" and
"we do not need guns" crowd suddenly rushed to the stores
and bought them out eh ? Reality bit - and they realized they
were vulnerable and the cops might not be there to help.
However I do not expect much looting from sick bums, but
the disaster psychology is plain enough. I wonder how many
new NRA members there will be this month ? The grabbers
just LOST the fight - to a submicroscopic foe.
Zaire
2020-03-26 04:52:11 UTC
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Post by PhantomView
I think the gun stores got six+ months worth of business
in just the past week or two. They can afford to close down
for awhile.
Interesting though how so many of the "guns are bad" and
"we do not need guns" crowd suddenly rushed to the stores
and bought them out eh ? Reality bit - and they realized they
were vulnerable and the cops might not be there to help.
However I do not expect much looting from sick bums, but
the disaster psychology is plain enough. I wonder how many
new NRA members there will be this month ? The grabbers
just LOST the fight - to a submicroscopic foe.
the worst thing that can happen to a gun owner is to shoot a moose at distance away with a .22. The moose when hit goes for the water. Then you have to drag it out.
The Peeler
2020-03-26 08:56:05 UTC
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On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:52:11 -0700 (PDT), Zaire, better known as "Moose in
Love with Nazi Scum" spread yet more of its stench:

<FLUSH the disgusting nazi hypocrite's latest hypocritical nazi bullshit
unread again>

What are you doing in sci, you disgusting nazi hypocrite?
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