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RISING CRIME DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC CAUSES HIGH GUN SALES
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Alan Gottlieb -- Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Alan Gottlieb -- Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Bellevue , WA
Wednesday, April 15, 2020


RISING CRIME DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC CAUSES HIGH GUN SALES
 

Intro: Reports of increased crime as the coronavirus pandemic continues, has triggered renewed public interest in gun ownership, triggering higher gun sales and gun safety training.

Joining us in this discussion is Tom Gresham (or other spokesman from list below), spokesman for Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Q&A: 

  1. What kind of crimes are increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Answer: Fortunately, most of the crime now being reported involves commercial burglary of unoccupied businesses.

  1. How long do you think it will be for more violent crimes to ramp up?

Answer: We don't know. That's the whole point, so people, many of whom have never before owned a gun, have determined that they need a means of personal safety, for themselves, their families and their homes.

  1. Where can people buy guns currently? Are gun shops considered essential services?

Answer: After numerous lawsuits by the 2nd Amendment Foundation, the gun stores are now largely considered essential services. Published reports say burglaries are up in cities such as San Jose and Seattle, both in states where governors have arbitrarily decided gun stores are "non-essential."

  1. What happens in areas like New Jersey and New York where growing numbers of police offices have contracted COVID-19?

Answer: All the more reason for citizens to have their own firearms since we can't totally rely on police to show up on a timely  basis—and some experts are saying the country could be entering the worst phase of the pandemic in the next two weeks.

  1. Tell us more about your organization. 

Answer: With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

Our website is: (www.ccrkba.org)

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