REPORT: County sheriff closes gun stores ‘one by one’ after they’re deemed nonessential

MARCH 24, 2020

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department visited every gun store in its jurisdiction to ensure they were closed after the governor shuttered all nonessential businesses.

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered residents to stay at home to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus earlier this month. As part of that policy, all businesses deemed nonessential by the state were ordered to close, including gun stores.

The article goes on to state the following:

According to a report from Fox LA, Sheriff Alex Villanueva vowed to check on each gun store individually to make sure they are abiding by the governor’s order, explaining, “We will be closing them, they are not an essential function.”

FOXLA reporter Bill Melugin shared in a two-part Twitter statement, “BREAKING: LA County Sheriff tells me he is beginning to close county gun stores immediately. Deputies are currently going to the stores one by one to order them shut down. Sheriff to utilize scofflaw violations for any gun store still open after he deemed them nonessential @FOXLA.”

“The Sheriff told me he is a gun owner himself, supports 2nd amendment, but believes too many first time buyers are panicking and bringing guns into homes where people are locked down, which he believes is recipe for disaster with potential accidental shootings,” he added.

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