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The Corona Virus & GSL Meetings UPDATED

March 12, 2020

The Corona Virus shares many similarities with the traditional influenza virus common in America – including low mortality rates. However, we have learned that the Chinese WuFlu is extremely contagious and it may lead to permanent reduced lung function.

Clearly some politicians have exploited anxieties and uncertainties over the new virus for political gain. Furthermore, mainstream media types have clearly sensationalized the Corona Virus and its risks for ratings.

As Mark Duke, the EMS professional from Orland Park Fire Protection told our Guns Save Life audience in our late-February Chicagoland meeting, people should address the immediate threat when it comes to flu-like viruses.

But since then, we’ve learned that the Wuhan virus is the immediate threat.

Among those tested positive as of this writing, about 15% of them have required in-patient hospitalization and a third of those required ICU care.

Older Americans are at greatest risk with both the American flu and the Chinese flu. Especially people with underlying health issues. That could describe a lot of our GSL family attending our GSL meetings.

With that in mind, the GSL Board of Directors decided to cancel the April series of GSL meetings.

We hope to return in May, or June at the latest. In the meantime, we are taking steps to help ensure everyone’s safety once we resume our monthly meetings.

If you feel ill, stay home.

Given the demographic of many of the guests at our meetings, we remain vigilant.  As Dale Lock, one of GSL’s Directors and the Sangamon County GSL Regional Director noted, “GSL members are trained in threat assessment and management.  While many GSL members are above 70 and have health issues, they are also smart enough to decide when to stay home.”

Indeed.

With the latest information we’ve received, we’re saying, “stay home.”

We ask that you use common sense and…

  • If you have travelled internationally or any domestic “hot zones,” stay away from our Guns Save Life meetings for at least two weeks.
  • If you’ve been diagnosed with either type of flu (American or Chinese) or had close contact to anyone who has been tested positive, that you stay away for at least two weeks.
  • As always, if you feel sick or are running a fever, stay home from GSL meetings until you feel better. This applies any time of the year.

Practice good hygiene and use common sense to protect yourself from WuFlu virus, just as you would protect yourself from the “American” Influenza virus.

Again, use hand sanitizer and wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face and eyes.

Avoid large crowds and any potentially sick people. Yes, that means stop kissing on sick people and licking windows – especially in hospitals. Hopefully you’ll remain healthy – unless you have the bad fortune of holding the last name of Epstein.

If you do come down with the either type of flu, get plenty of rest, fluids and contact your doctor as appropriate.

Meeting Cancellations?
We will post any additional cancellations of Guns Save Life meetings at least 24 hours in advance on the Guns Save Life website.

Furthermore, if for whatever reason our May meetings get cancelled, we will likely start live-streaming a presentation, along with Mr. Boch’s Executive Director’s report.

See the GunsSaveLife.com website for details should cancellations occur.

4 Responses to The Corona Virus & GSL Meetings UPDATED

  1. Victoria Lenart on March 12, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    If cancelled, let us know where we can get the newspapers. I take a stack of them to my TWAW meetings.

  2. mech Teacher on March 13, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen has issued an executive order.

    After the declaration of an emergency, the Mayor may in the interest of public safety and welfare make any or all of the following orders and provide the following direction:

    (1) Issue such other orders as are imminently necessary for the protection of life and property.

    (2) Order a general curfew applicable to such geographical areas of the City or to the City as a whole, as the Mayor deems advisable, and applicable during such hours of the day or night as the Mayor deems necessary in the interest of public safety and welfare.

    (3) Order the closing of all retail liquor stores, including taverns and private clubs or portions thereof wherein the consumption of intoxicating liquor and beer is permitted;

    (4) Order the discontinuance of the sale of alcoholic liquor by any wholesaler or retailer;

    (5) Order the discontinuance of selling, distributing, or giving away gasoline or other liquid flammable or combustible products in any container other than a gasoline tank properly affixed to a motor vehicle;

    (6) Order the discontinuance of selling, distributing, dispensing or giving away of explosives or explosive agents, firearms or ammunition of any character whatsoever;

    (7) Order the control, restriction and regulation within the City by rationing, issuing quotas, fixing or freezing prices, allocating the use, sale or distribution of food, fuel, clothing and other commodities, materials, goods or services or the necessities of life;

    (8) (a) Order City employees or agents, on behalf of the City, to take possession of any real or personal property of any person, or to acquire full title or such lesser interest as may be necessary to deal with a disaster or emergency, and to take possession of and for a limited time, occupy and use any real estate to accomplish alleviation of the disaster, or the effects thereof;

    (b) In the event any real or personal property is utilized by the City, the City shall be liable to the owner thereof for the reasonable value of the use or for just compensation as the case may be.

    (9) Order restrictions on ingress or egress to parts of the City to limit the occupancy of any premises;

    (10) To make provision for the availability and use of temporary emergency housing;

    (11) Temporarily suspend, limit, cancel, convene, reschedule, postpone, continue, or relocate all meetings of the City Council, and any City committee, commission, board, authority, or other City body as deemed appropriate by the Mayor.

    (12) Require closing of business establishments.

    (13) Prohibit the sale or distribution within the City of any products which could be employed in a manner which would constitute a danger to public safety.

    (14) Temporarily close any and all streets, alleys, sidewalks, bike paths, public parks or public ways.

    (15) Temporarily suspend or modify, for not more than sixty (60) days, any regulation or ordinance of the City, including, but not limited to, those regarding health, safety, and zoning. This period may be extended upon approval of the City Council.

    (16) Suspend or limit the use of the water resources or other infrastructure.

    (17) Control, restrict, allocate, or regulate the use, sale, production, or distribution of food, water, fuel, clothing, and/or other commodities, materials, goods, services and resources.

    (18) Suspend or limit burning of any items or property with the City limits and up to two (2) miles outside the corporate limits.

    (19) Direct and compel the evacuation of all or part of the population from any stricken or threatened areas within the City if the mayor deems this action is necessary for the preservation of life, property, or other disaster or emergency mitigation, response or recovery and to prescribe routes, modes of transportation and destination in connection with an evacuation.

    (21) Approve application for local, state, or federal assistance.

    (22) Establish and control routes of transportation, ingress or egress.

    (23) Control ingress and egress from any designated disaster or emergency area or home, building or structures located therein.

    (24) Approve the transfer the direction, personnel, or functions of City departments and agencies for the purpose of performing or facilitating emergency or disaster services.

    (25) Accept services, gifts, grants, loans, equipment, supplies, and/or materials whether from private, nonprofit, or governmental sources.

    (26) Require the continuation, termination, disconnection, or suspension of natural gas, electrical power, water, sewer, communication or other public utilities or infrastructure.

    (27) Close or cancel the use of any municipally owned or operated building or other public facility.

    (28) Declare, issue, enforce, modify and terminate orders for quarantine and isolation of persons or animals posing a threat to the public, not conflicting with the directions of the Health Officer of the community.

    (29) Exercise such powers and functions in light of the exigencies of emergency or disaster including the waiving of compliance with any time consuming procedures and formalities, including notices, as may be prescribed by law.

    (30) Issue any and all such other orders or undertake such other functions and activities as the Mayor reasonably believes is required to protect the health, safety, and welfare of persons or property within the City or otherwise preserve the public peace or abate, clean up, or mitigate the effects of any emergency or disaster.

    From Townhall dot com

  3. jboch on March 13, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Lil Debbie might need to grab one of CPD’s rifles to enforce her decrees if she wants them to stand.

    I predict she won’t last long.

    Little Debbie Tyrant is catching it from across the nation with her little stunt.