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U.S. agency includes gun sellers as critical infrastructure during coronavirus emergency

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USA should just close, its idiocy is too much

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Yep, need guns when everyone's at risk of a virus. Nothing like having a gun to cling to when you can't breath.

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The idiocy of humans never ceases to amaze.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

The giant asteroid is long overdue. Get a move on.

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No easy solution once you have come this far down the road...

Maybe a large sign outside your house saying "GUN OWNER & PROUD OF IT" would deter more unwelcome visitors, than actually going down to the gun store and loading up with more weaponry.

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A gun rights group is cheering the Trump administration's designation of the firearms industry, including retailers

Of course. Trump and ilk need the votes coming from NRA members and need the organization to keep sending them campaign money. If the gun buyers and sellers gather together, that's their choice. The problem is when they step outside their gun shops and clubs and mix with the majority of Americans who don't own guns and who don't want to catch the virus.

Does anyone know whether the NRA's publications are still using ads paid for by Russia?

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This is utter nonsense. No right is absolute. The closest we come to an absolute right in the Is is a fundamental right.

The right to bear arms is a fundamental right, which means the government can constitutionally regulate firearms as long as it does so I’m the least restrictive means and has a compelling interest. Closing gun stores is the least restrictive means to achieve the compelling governmental interest of protecting citizens from the coronavirus.

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As I have been saying for ages, can you IMAGINE what the US would be like if a civil war breaks out....OFF THE CHARTS!!!

This PERFECTLY illustrates just how          """"""   G R E A T """"""" the good ole US of A is!!!

O rather clearly is NOT great...……….. it is SCARY!!!!

Here's to hoping madness doesn't break out there, if it does it will be ugly as hell!!!!

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The giant asteroid is long overdue. Get a move on.

Don’t worry, Jimizo, is Americans will use our sea of privately owned firearms to destroy the asteroid and save all of you non-Americans.

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Obscene. Really. The whole place needs to go into a padded room.

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@sf2k: Add my name to that petition.

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@Cricky, useful to open up airways, perhaps. Yet, as the vast majority of us here say: Stupidity knows no bounds in the US of A.

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Gun owners are afraid of society.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Yeah man!! Get out your guns and shoot all those viruses dead!!!!!

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Yeah man!! Get out your guns and shoot all those viruses dead!!!!!

Someone posted they need firearms to protect their bog roll.

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Another one of these 'Only in America' moments. America will find it very hard to do lockdowns, etc because there'll be looting, rioting and murders.

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Pukey2Today 02:17 pm JST

Another one of these 'Only in America' moments. America will find it very hard to do lockdowns, etc because there'll be looting, rioting and murders.

and when the looting rioting and murders do start you will wish you had a gun to protect yourself and your family.

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and when the looting rioting and murders do start you will wish you had a gun to protect yourself and your family.

IF looting and rioting and murders start, you will want a firearm and the necessary training to be able to actually use it to protect your family instead of shooting other innocent people.

A lot of people always forget the training part of the equation.

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So when's the shooting gonna start? This Trump-managed pandemic is going to get very ugly before it's over.

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The group Gun Owners of America says in a statement Saturday that it is encouraged that the Trump administration is not ignoring what it calls "the ability to protect yourself" during the emergency stemming from the pandemic.

Like I said, love this President. This alone will get him re-elected twice over.

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On one hand this just screams failed state.

OTOH, when the POTUS is an obvious sociopath and has a committed lunatic cadre armed to the teeth, do earnest liberals really think they can be combatted by Gandhi-whispering?

America is quite literally having its Weimar moment. One prays it doesn't take bloodshed to put these nutters back under their rocks, but let's not be naive about the threat they pose. If you want your country back, come to terms with the idea that you may have to fight for it.

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Gun owners are afraid of society.

 POTUS is an obvious sociopath and has a committed lunatic cadre armed to the teeth

These statements have no basis in reality.

If you want your country back, come to terms with the idea that you may have to fight for it.

Yeah, we started that fight in 2016, got a lifeline with Trump's election and we are continuing the fight with him.

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

Serrano is absolutely correct !!

Invalid CSRF

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MAGA anyone?

dont know whether to laugh or cry.

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If it wasn’t so ridiculous, it wouldn’t have made the news.

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If it wasn’t so ridiculous, it wouldn’t have made the news.

BINGO!

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It sounds reasonable. Some people need guns to take food and toilet paper from their neighbors, or to prevent potential infectors from entering their home.

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Coming from a country where not even the police routinely carry firearms, the designation of guns as critical infrastructure appears to be childish at best.

If course Trump needs to jump through any hoops that his core fan base requests, so we should expect some demands from evangelical fundamentalist Christians to be met as well. Public gatherings might be banned unless they are protests outside abortion clinics, or whatever.

The sooner the clown is give the better. If it's another four years, then the celebration around the world will be even bigger.

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Coming from a country where not even the police routinely carry firearms, the designation of guns as critical infrastructure appears to be childish at best.

Let a Katrina flood or a LA riots happen when people become hungry and desperate and the government is so occupied that it would take days to come to your aid. People are starving, hungry, have children a lot can change with a blink of an eye, then you might be rethinking and revisiting the gun idea.

The sooner the clown is give the better. If it's another four years, then the celebration around the world will be even bigger.

But by then America will be transformed to the point where the liberals won’t have the chance to further muck up the country with their identity politics and radical social justice reform ideas.

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OK, Mom, you build the defensive fighting position on the porch, we'll man that with the M60 - that will protect us from Mitch and Alice across the street. Son, you dig the bunker in the back - so Grandma and Grandpa next door can't get in. Daughter, you set out the Claymores on the left and right. Make sure your range cards are accurate.

Ain't none of our neighbors gettin' our toilet paper...

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@pukey2 if every where is on lock down, the positive side to this is there is no more high school shootings!

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I guess the US considers the gun as a last resort to "cure" oneself of the virus as the country is not prepared to care for those infected, nor can the average US citizen afford the treatment.

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But by then America will be transformed to the point where the liberals won’t have the chance to further muck up the country with their identity politics and radical social justice reform ideas.

Like healthcare that works?

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People are starving, hungry, have children a lot can change with a blink of an eye, then you might be rethinking and revisiting the gun idea.

Almost no other countries in the developed world get this ‘gun idea’. They get through disasters without shooting each other. This gun idea is just plain stupid.

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"Yeehaw! Cletus! Get them thar guns and lets us go's and celebrates. Quick done get out da trailer! We's won! Who cares we don' get no money, our govnmint is gon' spend'n it on guns!"

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Almost no other countries in the developed world get this ‘gun idea’. They get through disasters without shooting each other. This gun idea is just plain stupid.

Yeah, I was simply astonished when everybody in Japan armed themselves to the teeth after 3/11

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Watch out, Americans -- the boogieman is coming. He's under the bed, no! He's in the closet. No, he's tapping on your window, and coming to get you. Here's some advice from the NRA: Let a chrome-plated, mother-of-pearl-handled Smith & Wesson .38 be your security blanket.

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I just wish the gun-nutters would get in circles and start shooting until they were gone. Would solve a great deal of the US' problems, and would soon after make it an actual safe place people could be proud of instead of ashamed of 24/7.

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