Saturday, March 21, 2020

Can't Have Panic Buying of Guns

3/17/20 San Jose Mercury News:
SAN JOSE — As Bay Area business owners navigated the labyrinthine rules of the sweeping shelter-in-place order implemented Monday, many gun dealers across the region opted to stay open this week, amid a spike in sales apparently driven by fears over the coronavirus pandemic.
But after customers lined up around gun stores in several counties Tuesday — including outside the Bullseye Bishop in San Jose — San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo declared that “gun stores are non-essential.”
“We are having panic buying right now for food,” Liccardo said Wednesday. “The one thing we cannot have is panic buying of guns.”
Law enforcement officials confirmed Wednesday that they shut down the Bullseye Bishop with little fanfare, in one of the first enforcement actions taken in San Jose on the initial day of the shelter-in-place order.


StormCchaser said...

Meanwhile - bizarrely - the Democrat governor of Illinois declared them essential.

Go figure.

I think he's wrong - if you haven't got a gun already, given this crisis, you're probably too dumb to be trusted with one :-)

Windy Wilson said...

And what was the purchase of tens of thousands of rounds of rifle cartridges during the Obama Administration but panic buying?

BobF said...

@Storm: Hadn't thought of that, but I agree. Worse yet though, is all those folks who have now discovered you can't just buy a gun in a vending machine, got theirs, but have no training and no place to ensure the thing works in the first place. And I predict "limp wristing" will be the new forum subject of the near future.