As gun sales spike across the nation, Congressional Democrats are still questioning the Trump administration’s decision to list gun stores as “critical infrastructure” during the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
While most House Democrats are railing against the listing and continue to call for stricter gun control measures to be put in place, Florida Rep. Donna Shalala, who supports expanding restrictions, is offering some interesting advice to all firearm owners.
Just as firearm sales are on the rise, the crime rate is down, except for acts of domestic violence, which have increased.
Rep. Shalala wants firearm owners to quarantine their firearms from its ammunition and then lock them up.
“Unsecured guns in the home dramatically increase the likelihood of unintentional shootings and suicide,” stated Rep. Shalala “While we stay home and socially distance, it is imperative for gun owners to make sure that their firearms are unloaded, separated from ammunition, and locked up.
What would be the point of having a firearm for home and self-defense if it’s not ready to be used at a second’s notice?
One of Shalala’s Republican congressional opponents Maria Elvira Salazar, who is considered a “moderate” on the gun issue says that she is open to an assault weapons ban and universal background checks. Salazar probably isn’t supportive of suggesting that people dismantle their firearms while at home. Juan Fiol is also vying to take on Shalala in the 2020 general election.