The Wake County Sheriff’s Office will suspend pistol and concealed-carry permit applications until April 30 as demand rises during the Wuhan virus outbreak, Sheriff Gerald Baker said on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Applications that were previously submitted will continue to be processed, Baker announced during a press briefing.
Last week, the number of pistol permit applications averaged 290 on a daily basis. This represented more than triple the approximately 90 applications filed per day during the same time period in 2019, officials reported.
Elected officials described the sheriff’s action as “reckless.”
In a statement, Republican Senators Warren Daniel and Danny Britt demanded that Baker revoke his order.
“State law requires sheriffs to approve or reject a pistol permit within 14 days,” they wrote.
“Sheriff Baker must immediately rescind his illegal decision to halt sale of pistols in Wake County,” they added.
If Baker doesn’t change his actions, they said they would get their legislative colleagues to compel him to change his policy.
“People are already suspicious and on edge,” they stated. “It’s reckless to illegally suspend their Second Amendment rights just when they need assurance that they can trust government.”
Baker claims that his office needs time to sort out the overload of permit applications.
Marco Rubio Believes “Boogaloo” Groups are Responsible for Leftist Mayhem Sweeping Across the Country
Like clockwork, Florida Senator Marco Rubio is advancing mainstream media narratives during the current wave of rioting taking place across the nation.
On May 30, 2020, Rubio tweeted “News networks missing a big story In city after city we have a rogues gallery of terrorists from Antifa to “Boogaloo” groups encouraging & committing violence They may not be ideologically compatible but share a hatred of govt & police & are taking advantage of the protests.”
News networks missing a big story
In city after city we have a rogues gallery of terrorists from Antifa to “Boogaloo” groups encouraging & committing violence
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 31, 2020
Indeed, Antifa and leftist groups adjacent to their cause have exploited protests to engage in flagrantly criminal acts such as looting and rioting.
However, the mentioning of “Boogaloo” groups is laughable.
First off, talk of “Boogalo” is done in jest and only confined to the Internet.
It has not manifested itself in a coherent form as far as physical politics is concerned.
Secondly, right wing protesters have behaved themselves peacefully in the last few months.
The same cannot be said about Antifa and its leftist cohorts.
It would behoove Rubio to get the facts straight and take the Left exclusively to task for this mayhem.
The media is already trying to change the narrative by blaming the riots on “white supremacists” and far right groups.
It makes sense for elected officials on the Right to get the facts straight and not fall for media disinformation.
For establishment figures like Rubio, this may be too much to ask for.
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