Quote of the day—Kris Brown

State and local governments are well within their constitutional rights to broadly close businesses in order to prevent the spread and flatten the curve, and they are definitely not required to designate gun industry businesses as ‘essential’ and keep them open. There is no constitutional right to immediately buy or sell guns, and there is certainly no right to spread coronavirus while buying or selling guns.

Kris Brown
President of Brady United
March 29, 2020
[I find it very telling Brown refers to the “rights” of governments. Governments don’t have rights. They have enumerated powers granted to them by the people.

When and how did the people give governments the power to force people to stop or delay the exercise of a specific enumerated right?

Answer: The people did not give governments any such power.

Apparently Brown believes governments have rights and, if they should chose to do so, sometimes grants them to people. Brown has it exactly backward. The people have rights and grant certain power to governments to protect those rights*.

With such an upside down view of reality Brown’s opinion should be given as much respect as a flat earther or an space alien abductee.

While I agree there is “no right to spread coronavirus while buying or selling guns”. That isn’t the issue. One can buy and/or sell guns without putting others at risk of a deadly disease. Public health officials can certainly put appropriate restriction in place to prevent that without a ban on selling or buying. We are still buy and selling food aren’t we? A complete ban is no more appropriate than a complete ban on religion because religious organizations traditionally gather in enclosed spaces to worship.

I would also like to remind Brown that a right delayed is a right denied**.—Joe]

* “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

**Although Martin Luther King, Jr. is frequently credited with this, as near as I can tell, King never said it.


11 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Kris Brown

  1. Along the same lines, DeBlasio is busy abolishing the 1st Amendment in NYC, threatening Jews who have the nerve to gather in the required number for their prayers.

  2. Do conservative states also have the “right” to close abortion clinics as unnecessary elective procedures during this time of “medical crisis”? Or shut down certain political gatherings (not in line with the governing politician’s views) as unnecessary?

  3. Just remember:
    Quarantine n. A condition, period of time, or place in which a person, animal, plant, vehicle, or amount of material suspected of carrying an infectious agent is kept in confinement or isolated in an effort to prevent disease from spreading.
    n. An action resulting in such a condition.

    Lockdown: n. A protocol followed in an emergency that involves confining people in a secure place, such as the confinement of prison inmates in cells after a disturbance, or the locking of students and teachers in classrooms after a violent attack.
    n. A situation in which this protocol is undertaken.

    If you ain’t sick, you ain’t in quarantine.

  4. Good point Joe.It is amazing how many times we hear government speak of their rights to do this or that. And you mentioning your rights gets an eye roll from the same clowns.

  5. The answer is obvious- temporarily lift the restriction on delivery of firearms by mail. If we allow people to order firearms and have them shipped to their homes by mail, it will prevent the spread of COVID 19.

    • Agreed, except that I would change “temporarily” to “permanently”.

  6. Speaking of Brady’s. Isn’t today the day that James became the left’s favorite vegetable?
    Yes, I stole that from the Cajun.

  7. Ooh; a game!
    “There is certainly no right to spread coronavirus while (fill in your pet peeve).”
    OK then, let’s play;

    There is certainly no right to spread coronavirus while advocating for, or voting for, Democrats or Democrat Party philosophies, policies or doctrines.

    There is certainly no right to spread coronavirus while driving at speeds below the posted speed limit.

    There is certainly no right to spread coronavirus while indoctrinating children in Romish authoritarianism.

    There is certainly no right to spread coronavirus while preaching anti-second amendment, anti-American gibberish.

    OK; I’m bored now.

    I’d be curious to hear his answer, but I’m certain that no one will think to ask Kris Brown the blatantly obvious follow-up question. So I post it here;

    “Under what circumstances then, in your opinion, Mr. Brown, or while engaged in what specific activity, is there a ‘right’ to spread coronavirus?”

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