Truckers Call for Exercise of 2A
Rights Nationwide During Emergency

By Dean Weingarten. March 28, 2020
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A group of small business truckers has sent an email to Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The email asks that, as part of the national emergency involving the Chinese virus, the federal government declare the Second Amendment overrides state law and federal regulation forbidding truckers from exercising their Second Amendment rights.


The 15,000-member SBTC is calling on federal authorities to preempt state and local laws regarding the right to carry a firearm.

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.

"The SBTC through its TRUCKER LIVES MATTER campaign has sought the unfettered ability of drivers to carry firearms for self protection nationwide since its inception in 2014," Lamb tells Transportation Nation Network (TNN). "We have pointed to Department of Labor statistics that show the unusually high rates of murders on the road for workers in interstate transportation."

This is a valid argument. It is vital that trucks keep delivering everything society needs to keep operating during the emergency. During social unrest, there will always be an element attempting to take advantage of the situation. .....

If anyone needs a means of self defense it is a truck driver, even at the best of times, but with the current situation this applies more than ever. Inevitably for probably the vast majority of truckers, crossing state lines is unavoidable and hazards are present whether on the move or, more particularly, when parked up at a truck stop/rest area.


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