The mayor of Champaign, Illinois, gave herself the power to ban the sale of guns and alcohol after declaring a citywide emergency to address the coronavirus.
Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen signed the executive order on Thursday declaring a state of emergency for the city. That executive order, which is in line with municipal code, comes with extraordinary powers for the mayor to enact over a short period of time as the city combats the spread of the coronavirus.
Among the powers Feinen gained after signing the executive order was the power to ban the sale of guns, ammunition, alcohol, and gasoline. Feinen could also cut off access to individuals’ gas, water, or electricity. The city also has the ability to “take possession of private property” or order the temporary closing of all bars or liquor stores.
Prediction: The next time we have a Democratic President, there will be a “national emergency” and it WILL be the excuse to seize everyone’s guns, alcohol and do who knows what else. Americans are dangerously complacent. Most of us think it can’t happen here, but it’s already happening here. At least in Champaign, Illinois. More will come. The coronavirus is going to be used as an excuse for a LOT of things.
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