Breast cancer survivor Carletta Whiting is choosing not to be defenseless amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as she is arming herself in a new National Rifle Association ad.
BizPac Review reports Whiting, who is diagnosed with fibromyalgia, is arming herself as she claims it is the best thing she can do to prevent the situation from going “from bad to worse.”
“I hope I survive the coronavirus. That’s up to God,” Whiting continued per the report. “What’s in my control is how I defend myself if things go from bad to worse.”
“You might be wondering why I am holding this,” she said in the ad holding a rifle, loading it, and firing off a shot.
“I know from history how quickly society breaks down during a crisis. We’ve never faced anything like this before. And never is the Second Amendment more important than during public unrest,” Whiting continued in the ad.
“It’s no surprise why sales of guns and ammunition have skyrocketed. Even liberals in California are lining up because they know the government will not be able to protect them,” she added.
She then noted the government could use the public crisis as a means to round up firearms as they did during the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
“Police actually went door to door stripping our society’s most vulnerable people of their guns, which was their only means to protect themselves,” Whiting claimed. “It would be foolish to assume it couldn’t happen here. It already has.”
“What’s happening today feels eerily similar in Champagne, Illinois. The mayor has assumed the power to ban gun transfers, citing the coronavirus pandemic in New Orleans. The mayor has issued an emergency order allowing her to ban the sale and transportation of firearms,” she added.
“Without my firearm, I’m defenseless. To those mayors, looking to strip their constituents of their gun rights, I have one question for you: Do you really wish to leave someone like me, a disabled woman, completely unable to defend myself during one of the most uncertain times of our lives?” she asked.
“My name is Carletta Whiting and I am a proud member of the National Rifle Association,” she said, concluding the video.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen signed an executive order earlier this month, declaring a state of emergency for the city. The order triggers a preexisting 2006 regulation that enables a flurry of measures, including the power to ban the sale of guns, ammunition, alcohol, and gasoline.
After word of the order got out, the NRA sent out an alert urging members to “swiftly” oppose it. The city later issued a clarification Facebook that said, “There is currently no firearm ban and no intent to seize property or close businesses. Additionally there are no restrictions on the sale of alcohol or gas or the ability to enter or leave Champaign.”
Watch the NRA ad below:
Americans are flocking to gun stores because they know the only reliable self-defense during a crisis is the #2A.
— NRA (@NRA) March 21, 2020