Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on The Todd Starnes Radio Show that citizens should be purchasing firearms because the coronavirus crisis “could get more serious.”
His comments came in response to a question I asked about efforts by state and local authorities to crack down on civil liberties.
Listen to the full interview on the Todd Starnes Podcast.
HUCKABEE: It is a concern because people still have not yielded over their constitutional rights. They have a right to assemble, they maybe shouldn’t but they have the right to. And short of declaring martial law and putting us under that level of essential government control, a mayor doesn’t have the power just to say you can’t buy a gun, you can’t buy ammo.
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In fact, smart mayors would be saying if this thing continues to last, you might be prepared to protect yourself, your home, your family, because if people get desperate and they go to the store and they can’t buy toilet paper, they may bust into your house to get yours. You know, I’m being half facetious, but Todd this could get more serious.
We’ve seen times in our country when desperate people started looting stores and breaking into homes. If you’re willing to wait for the cops to get there in 15 to 30 minutes, then fine. Just sit by the phone and tell them, not only where to pick up your body but also call the next of kin. But I think a lot of people recognize that this is a time, no matter who you are or where you live, this is a time to be prepared to protect yourself, your property, and your family in case nobody else can.