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LA County Sheriff: Gun Shops Are Not 'Essential' And Must Immediately Shut Down


Added 03-24-20 10:07:02pm EST - “Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva noted lines of people buying guns, counter to social distancing rules. The county counsel's office reportedly said the shops aren't covered under the closure.” - Npr.org

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Guns are advertised for sale at a shop on Tuesday in Culver City, Calif. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he would like to see gun shops shut down. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

Guns are advertised for sale at a shop on Tuesday in Culver City, Calif. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he would like to see gun shops shut down.

Gun shops are not essential businesses and need to close immediately, the sheriff of Los Angeles said on Tuesday.

It also comes as cities nationwide experience a spike in gun and ammunition sales as coronavirus spreads.

"It's not an issue of banning the sales of guns," Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva said during a press conference.

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