LA County Sheriff Fails to Close Gun Stores — Gov Newsom Reconsidering ‘Essential Businesses’

According to reports from Breitbart News, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s attempts to close all gun stores in the county have been stopped.

Los Angeles Governor, Gavin Newsom is reconsidering what constitutes as “essential business.”

Fox 11 reported Villanueva’s order to close gun stores in the county.

The sheriff said, “I’m a supporter of the 2nd amendment, I’m a gun owner myself, but now you have the mixture of people that are not formerly gun owners and you have a lot more people at home and anytime you introduce a firearm in a home, from what I understand from CDC studies, it increases fourfold the chance that someone is gonna get shot.”

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On March 25, 2020, the Los Angles Times reported that Villanueva’s effort to close gun stores was halted by news that Newsom would be rethinking whether such stores fell under the “essential business” protections.

Breitbart News reported on Villanueva’s gun store closure order, pointing to the Fox 11 report showing that the sheriff’s effort coincided with his release of 1,700 inmates.