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"Emergency regulations"??

JTHunter2

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In this time of "national emergency", a review of certain "restrictions" on the government may be a good idea.
This is from the "Inside NRA - ILA Report" from the May 2019 issue. Yes, I'm a bit behind on my reading but part of this article was almost prophetic. To wit:


42 U.S.C. 5207 states,
(a) Prohibition on confiscation of firearms
No officer or employee of the United States (including any member of the uniformed services), or person operating pursuant to or under color of Federal law, or receiving Federal funds, or under control of any Federal official, or providing services to such an officer, employee, or other person, while acting in support of relief from a major disaster or emergency, may --
(1) temporarily or permanently seize, or authorize seizure of, any firearm the possession of which is not prohibited under Federal, State, or local law, other than forfeiture in compliance with Federal law or as evidence in a criminal investigation;
(2) require registration of any firearm for which registration is not required by Federal, State, or local law;
(3) prohibit possession of any firearm, or promulgate any rule, regulation, or order prohibiting possession of any firearm, in any place or by any person where such possession is not otherwise prohibited by Federal, State, or local law; or
(4) prohibit the carrying of firearms by any person otherwise authorized to carry firearms under Federal, State, or local law, solely because such person is operating under the direction, control, or supervision of a Federal agency in support of relief from the major disaster or emergency.
 

solus

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whew...thought this bunch of congressional savants had actually done something while under trump's tenure....

so relieved!
 

CJ4wd

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If that is all there is to the federal statute...shutting down a retail outlet is not prohibited...
That would depend if they are deemed "essential".
Considering many police departments (and other first responders) were understaffed before this insanity started, they can't be counted on for help in an emergency. The potential need for "self-protection" requires that those goods and services remain available, even if in short supply. If the business loses enough staff to illness that they can't adequately man the business, that would be the choice of the business and not a politician.
 

solus

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That would depend if they are deemed "essential".
Considering many police departments (and other first responders) were understaffed before this insanity started, they can't be counted on for help in an emergency. The potential need for "self-protection" requires that those goods and services remain available, even if in short supply. If the business loses enough staff to illness that they can't adequately man the business, that would be the choice of the business and not a politician.
sorry CJ, years ago LEs were given special dispensation by the USSC so they do not have to response to any citizen's emergency ~ period!

my understanding several wholesale firearm distributors have closed and several others are out of 9mm ammo plus multitude of firearms are no longer available, just as an example
 
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