Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Jackson County Statement: Bass Pro Can Stay Open But ONLY Sell Guns & Ammo



Here's the latest word on an ongoing debate amid back & forth negotiations betwixt the Couthouse & this sporting retailer . . . Read more:

Jackson County statement on Bass Pro Shops

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County officials and the Jackson County Health Department have issued the following statement regarding Bass Pro Shops:

“On March 24, Jackson County officials instituted a Stay-at-Home Order for the entirety of eastern Jackson County. On March 27, the Jackson County Health Department received community complaints that Bass Pro Shops remained open, despite the Stay-at-Home Order being in place. On March 30, the Jackson County Health Department, in consultation with County officials, notified Bass Pro Shops that it was not considered an essential business.

“Pursuant to the policies established by the County Administrator and Health Director, businesses that are deemed non-essential may appeal that determination. Bass Pro Shops appealed the Health Department’s decision and in doing so, cited a Missouri State Statute that prohibits the state, county or any municipality from restricting gun sales during an "emergency." Based upon this information, legal counsel advised county staff that Bass Pro Shops should be allowed to stay open for the sale of firearms and ammunition.

“Under the County’s order, Bass Pro Shops is considered a non-essential business. However, the sale of firearms, ammunition and other goods directly related to responsible firearm storage and maintenance can continue as they are protected under Missouri law. All other in-person sales must cease. The County will allow two business days for Bass Pro Shops to rectify this issue.

“Although certain businesses can remain open at this time, Jackson County officials strongly urge all residents to stay at home as much as possible. Individuals should only leave the home when providing or receiving essential services in the community.”

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

2nd Amendment wins. Everybody wins.

Anonymous said...

^^^ right on!

Anonymous said...

We'll need guns and ammo to put all the Coronavirus Coons out of their misery.

Or beforehand perhaps.

Anonymous said...

I would wager most are first time gun buyers. A lot of Progressives realizing that in a worst case scenario 'Hey, I need a gun to protect me and my family.'

Anonymous said...

7:41p, Hate to spoil your MAGA racism but lilly-white, filthy, non-hand washing Johnson County led the metro with the community-spread outbreak. Should’ve started the euthanasia there.

Anonymous said...

2nd Amendment for the win!

Anonymous said...

Wait till they start testing in Jackson County asshole.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Now if this isn’t the ultimate example of government stupidity. It’s like telling the Army to only blow up half a bridge

Byron Funkhouser said...

"Paranoia strikes deep in the Heartland."

Anonymous said...

Drive North to Academy Sports!
They're wide open and selling anything they want to!

Plus, the Pawn Shops in the Northland are all open, whether they sell guns or not!

Anonymous said...

That there be some twisted logic!

Bass Pro can only sell guns and ammo, while another "essential business" like a Grocery store can continue to sell Chiefs Sweatshirts, Greeting Cards, DVDs, Playing Cards, Children's Toys, Bath Soaps, Incense, Birdseed, and anything else they want - not even mentioning the Chinese crap WalMart peddles.

Remember that the most effective "housecleaning supplies" are to be found at the Ballot Box!

Penny Scott said...

Ashamed that Bass Pro Shop is having to limit their sales on other products when they restricted shoppers to 50 in the store! I go by Price Chopper and a Walmart and the parking lots are full!

Anonymous said...

While I'm all for guns and ammo being essential (and available for purchase) this "shut down" has to be the most half-assed move in history. Not Bass pro, per se . . . just in general.

Covid 19 proves that Americans are a pretty soft lot; most of the stuff deemed "essential" is not even close to that.

Anonymous said...

Lawsuit...