Reversing a previous order, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will now allow gun stores to remain open.
A previous order from the governor listed gun stores as non-essential and therefore required them to be closed pursuant to new rules addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In accordance with the guidance released over the weekend by the federal Department of Homeland Security, we will allow firearms sellers to operate,” Murphy said.
New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy reversed his order to force the closure of gun stores in the state Monday following backlash from gun-rights groups and a directive from the Trump administration. https://t.co/RFEM2oa6W0
— Isabella 🇺🇸 (@AmericaFirst150) March 31, 2020
Murphy was apparently forced into the decision kicking and screaming … but he got there. Even if it required some arm twisting from the Trump administration and others at the federal level.
COVID-19 is a devastating pandemic and all Americans are in need of leadership and wisdom — and that includes the good people of New Jersey. But our Constitutional protections cannot be up for grabs or we will lose more in the long term than we gain in any short term benefit.
We can, and should, adapt during a crisis, but we don’t want to look back and see that we’ve changed the fundamental fabric of who we are as a nation.