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The mayor of Champaign, Illinois, gave herself the power to ban the sale of guns and alcohol after declaring a citywide emergency to address the coronavirus.

 

Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen signed the executive order on Thursday declaring a state of emergency for the city. That executive order, which is in line with municipal code, comes with extraordinary powers for the mayor to enact over a short period of time as the city combats the spread of the coronavirus.

 

Among the powers Feinen gained after signing the executive order was the power to ban the sale of guns, ammunition, alcohol, and gasoline. Feinen could also cut off access to individuals' gas, water, or electricity. The city also has the ability to "take possession of private property" or order the temporary closing of all bars or liquor stores.

 

Jeff Hamilton, the city's manager, told WAND, "The executive order allows the city to be flexible to properly respond to the emergency needs of our community. None of the options will necessarily be implemented but are available in order to protect the welfare and safety of our community if needed."

 

The Champaign City Council held a meeting to address concerns about the powers granted to Feinen on Friday. Deputy Mayor Tom Bruno noted that each ordinance considered under the executive order would be ratified by the council. The city also released a statement claiming that the council and the mayor would only take steps "necessary to ensure the health, safety, and welfare" of the city.

 

"The City will keep the public's best interest in mind as we continue to work alongside public health officials and countywide leaders," the council said in a statement. "We understand this is a challenging time but working collaboratively as a community is the best approach to combating this virus."

 

 

As of Friday morning, Illinois had 32 confirmed cases of the coronavirus but no cases in central Illinois. On Monday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a disaster proclamation as the state prepared to address the coronavirus.

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     This entire scenario is smelling more and more like a plot of the U.N. and their puppets, especially considering that statements and protocols of American authorities and of the U.N. are sounding similar, especially initiating countermeasures which are out of context with, and contrary to, an outbreak:

 

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13 hours ago, Matt In West Virginia said:

The mayor of Champaign, Illinois, gave herself the power to ban the sale of guns and alcohol after declaring a citywide emergency to address the coronavirus.

 

Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen signed the executive order on Thursday declaring a state of emergency for the city. That executive order, which is in line with municipal code, comes with extraordinary powers for the mayor to enact over a short period of time as the city combats the spread of the coronavirus.

 

Among the powers Feinen gained after signing the executive order was the power to ban the sale of guns, ammunition, alcohol, and gasoline. Feinen could also cut off access to individuals' gas, water, or electricity. The city also has the ability to "take possession of private property" or order the temporary closing of all bars or liquor stores.

 

Jeff Hamilton, the city's manager, told WAND, "The executive order allows the city to be flexible to properly respond to the emergency needs of our community. None of the options will necessarily be implemented but are available in order to protect the welfare and safety of our community if needed."

 

The Champaign City Council held a meeting to address concerns about the powers granted to Feinen on Friday. Deputy Mayor Tom Bruno noted that each ordinance considered under the executive order would be ratified by the council. The city also released a statement claiming that the council and the mayor would only take steps "necessary to ensure the health, safety, and welfare" of the city.

 

"The City will keep the public's best interest in mind as we continue to work alongside public health officials and countywide leaders," the council said in a statement. "We understand this is a challenging time but working collaboratively as a community is the best approach to combating this virus."

 

 

As of Friday morning, Illinois had 32 confirmed cases of the coronavirus but no cases in central Illinois. On Monday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a disaster proclamation as the state prepared to address the coronavirus.

Story here.

 

That's like prohibiting people from buying a tire for their car, due to a higher than usual incidence rate of drunken driving accidents. So, during a time of potentially high crime, they're cutting off people's capacity for defending their lives, homes and property. Mighty strange, every single event, they want to cut off access to guns and ammo, plus look for other ways to curtail independence and freedom.

     Hang on, newsbrief...hoardes of mosquitos have been spotted, they'll want to ban shotguns now...

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 Her royal highness's order is dangerous and unconstitutional.   How does this help prevent the spread of any disease?  Answer: it doesn't.  It would be like passing a law saying the COVID 19 is illegal. Totally stupid, ineffective,  a waste of time and resources.  I certainly hope that the mayors in my AO don't get any bright ideas like that.

 

I just learned that there are now 3 cases here in central IL.  One person is in intensive care.

 

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They continually give themselves away that something is amiss, every time any of them do anything. I'm thinking there's two classes of politicians, the regular ones, good and bad, and then ones who sign their souls over to the U.N., probably the devil as well. The U.N. plainly has the hots for taking control of America.

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The hope is that folks will simply disregard the orders of this loony mayor.  The 'city' can claim power to do any number of things.  Saying and doing are two different things.  Hopefully law enforcement isn't dumb enough to fall into this trap.  They don't have the manpower to pull it off if the people flat out say hell no.  

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