“Nothing is more important than protecting ourselves and our families – especially during these times of uncertainty. Yet, some anti-gun lawmakers are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to deny you and your loved ones your fundamental right to self-defense and your Second Amendment rights. These anti-gun and anti-self defense extremists deem gun stores “non-essential,” they shut down issuance of firearm permits, and, in some locations, they have created extreme delays for background checks required for firearm transfers. Some jurisdictions have even put added restrictions on firearm transfers, making it all but impossible for many law-abiding Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights. All of this is happening against a backdrop of reported prisoner furloughs and law enforcement only arresting for the most serious of crimes.“
They are suing New York over this, saying “perpetual lockdown batters remnants of New York City’s long-lived gun culture“ and complaining that gun ranges are shut down. Because what every crisis needs is more guns. (/s)
Seriously, if you don’t already own a gun, a global crisis where you can get no training or practice is NOT the time to buy one. And equating buying a gun with the right to bear arms just shows how dangerously capitalistic gun culture is. They’re not trying to defend your rights, they’re trying to keep it profitable.