Throughout this coronavirus crisis we’ve started to realize just how important truck drivers are to this country and its’ survival. They’re bringing food and supplies to every corner of the nation, often going from one state to another and to another.
This has brought to light a critical problem with safety and their 2nd Amendment rights. At a time where people are fighting over toilet paper at grocery stores the government has been limiting citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights. Crossing state lines is where this comes into play for truck drivers.
Currently, some truckers have to tiptoe through the tulips to be within the state guidelines for carrying a gun. The SBTC (Small Business in Transportation Coalition) has called on the Federal Government to override the state and local laws that restrict their ability to carry while transporting goods across the country.
When there is social unrest amid lockdowns, in certain areas of the country, there is not much that is more valuable than food and supplies. Amid social unrest people tend to do some crazy things. Think back to the LA riots and Reginald Denny.
Truckers absolutely should have the right to protect themselves while they're hauling goods across the country.
Therefore, in accordance with the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, we hereby request the U.S. Department of Transportation please issue a preemption order nullifying any and all state and local laws that restrict truck drivers from carrying firearms across state lines throughout America in order to enable them to protect themselves and their cargo as they engage in interstate commerce.
As this is now a matter of life and death, please issue same forthwith.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out and what the Trump administration does. This, along with some of the other moves around the country, could spark a revival in support of the 2nd Amendment.
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