(PatrioticPost.com)- As rioters continue to threaten the lives of innocent people, burn down buildings, and destroy property, the mayor of West Palm Beach chose to ban the sale of guns and ammo and leave his residents defenseless. Mayor Keith James announced a State of Local Emergency for 72 hours on May 21st which stopped people buying or selling gun and ammunition.
The fact the mainstream media didn’t report on this any sooner is shocking!
The declaration, which is available online here, starts by explaining how there “has been an act of violence or a flagrant and substantial defiance of, or resistance to, a lawful exercise of public authority.”
It also explains how there remains a risk of violence and defiance of authority in the coming days, which may include “widespread disobedience of the law, and substantial injury to persons or to property.” The declaration says that this constitutes an “imminent threat to public peace” and that a series of measures would be put in place to protect the safety of West Palm Beach residents.
Mayor James’ declaration meant that the “sale of, or offer to sell, with or without consideration, any ammunition or gun or other firearm” would be banned. Presumably, the line of thinking here is that access to more guns could result in more widespread disobedience of the law, but in practice what it meant was people in the region who didn’t already own a gun were put at a disadvantage. It meant local people were unable to properly defend their homes and families as mobs of far-left and Black Lives Matter extremists burned down buildings and violently attacked people on the street.
Under the mayor’s declaration, the “intentional display by or in any store or shop of any ammunition or gun or other firearm of any size or description” was also banned, suggesting he was aware that protesters may have been likely to loot stores. The question is…didn’t he stop to think that armed citizens could have helped protect those stores?
The prohibitions remained in place for several days, while Americans in other parts of the country have taken to the streets with their legal guns to defend properties after days of continued violence.