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Texas AG Stands by Gun Stores Amid Coronavirus Business Shutdowns

Added 03-27-20 11:45:02pm EST - “Texas AG Ken Paxton released a statement on Friday declaring that local municipalities have no right to shut down gun retailers and manufacturers.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Texas AG Stands by Gun Stores Amid Coronavirus Business Shutdowns”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

gabe9000c / Getty ImagesA stock photo of a gun store is seen in the photo above. (gabe9000c / Getty Images)

Democrats and leftists always seem ready to exploit any and every situation to further their political goals. Today, for example, many politicians are looking to use the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to limit Second Amendment rights.

Thanks to a letter sent by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday, however, it doesn’t look like that will be happening in the Lone Star State.

Many cities and counties are shutting down all “nonessential” stores, a list which, for many municipalities, includes gun retailers and manufacturers. In response, Paxton defended such businesses.

In a letter to state Rep. Dustin Burrows of Lubbock, the chair of the Texas House Ways and Means Committee, Paxton wrote that local governments “may not regulate or restrict the sale of firearms.”

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