There isn’t a typo in that headline. You are reading it correctly. Deborah Frank Feinen is the mayor of Champaign, Illinois. She is also a Republican.
But what Feinen did on Friday will have a lot of conservatives scratching their heads. From Washington Examiner:
The mayor of Champaign, Illinois, gave herself the power to ban the sale of guns and alcohol after declaring a citywide emergency to address the coronavirus.Advertisement - story continues below
Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen signed the executive order on Thursday declaring a state of emergency for the city. That executive order, which is in line with municipal code, comes with extraordinary powers for the mayor to enact over a short period of time as the city combats the spread of the coronavirus.
Among the powers Feinen gained after signing the executive order was the power to ban the sale of guns, ammunition, alcohol, and gasoline. Feinen could also cut off access to individuals’ gas, water, or electricity. The city also has the ability to “take possession of private property” or order the temporary closing of all bars or liquor stores.
Please read the statement below then watch the excerpt from today’s meeting, which explains what the emergency order entails. The full meeting will be shared on social media and on the City's website shortly as well. https://t.co/MpVhs5woxW pic.twitter.com/Ly0EeNfFht
— City of Champaign (@champaigncity) March 13, 2020
According to the former 2020 Democrat frontrunner and soon-to-be three-time failed presidential candidate Joe Biden, his statement is accurate.
150 million people, all dead – from guns, since 2017.
The guy also said he’s coming after gun manufacturers if he’s elected. So, you’re safe, gun manufacturers.
Biden claims firearms have killed more than half of the U.S. population since 2007 pic.twitter.com/a679hcVbYg
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 26, 2020
The "Moderators" are as dumb and useless as the candidates.
It's clear they can't fact check in realtime or anytime for that matter.
— Elle (@GlentiesElle) February 26, 2020
I caught that and thought that I was mistaken, the lies are big on the stage tonight!
— kevin wood (@kevinatthelake) February 26, 2020
Between that and net neutrality it’s a miracle any of us are still alive.
— Kaiser Bill (@WaivedSAP) February 26, 2020
There should be more houses for sale then. A lot of abandoned cars also.
— Rays Boom Boom Room (@rayhoyle) February 26, 2020
I wondered where all of those people went.
— Boomer Rube (@JCHawkins8) February 26, 2020
Did Joe mean to say 1.5 million? Still a lot, obviously, but not even sorta kinda close to 150 million.