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LA County Sheriff halts efforts to close
gun stores after county counsel
intervention

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Posted By: earlybird, 3/25/2020 3:29:58 PM

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County Sheriff told FOX 11 on Tuesday night that enforcement efforts to close down local gun stores have been suspended after intervention from the county’s legal counsel. Sheriff Alex Villanueva told FOX 11 reporter Bill Melugin that county counsel Mary Wickham issued an opinion that gun stores can be classified as essential businesses under the Governor’s statewide executive order. Sheriff Villanueva everything is now in “limbo”, and added he reached out to the Governor’s office to get clarification on how gun stores should be classified, but never got a response.

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It’s about the law, Sheriff… A fool and his job can soon be parted...

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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1 3/25/2020 3:34:42 PM (No. 357837)
A hot potato the guv's office doesn't want?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mushroom 3/25/2020 3:40:17 PM (No. 357842)
I mentioned a suspicion a couple of days ago, but this is 'proof'. They don't want to involve the gun lobby because: 1. They are willing to fight and 2. They have zero authority to do any of this. It is all by edict.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 3/25/2020 3:54:27 PM (No. 357860)
Smart move on somebody's part. This was seriously stupid from the start.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 3/25/2020 3:57:07 PM (No. 357864)
LA is still a toilet
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JediJerry 3/25/2020 4:16:18 PM (No. 357883)
Since they are releasing 1700 jail inmates i guess they need to keep those gun stores open so they could get much needed guns and ammo.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 3/25/2020 4:34:40 PM (No. 357896)
Can you say SLAAAAAP?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 3/25/2020 5:37:34 PM (No. 357963)
What a shame. All those LA street people could have been given jobs closing down gun stores. A lost opportunity.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Starboard_side 3/25/2020 5:46:21 PM (No. 357974)
Believe there was a ruling that came out of the Rodney King suits, that stated something to the effect that the police are not obligated to come to your aide and rescue.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog 3/25/2020 6:21:20 PM (No. 358001)
Shutting off water, power, and communications to a Gun Store would make it extremely attractive to criminals to break into and steal everything. Would be pretty dumb-arse move, but then again we're talking about Demonrats here...
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Reply 10 - Posted by: RuckusTom 3/25/2020 7:07:14 PM (No. 358035)
Maybe police departments, sheriffs, the National Guard and the Army Reserve should be handing out the weapons in the armories?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: crashnburn 3/25/2020 7:07:40 PM (No. 358036)
Must have been something about self-defense and the 2nd Amendment. Nah, couldn't have been. If I lived in LA, I'd be sure to vote for this "Sheriff's" opponent.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: anniebc 3/25/2020 10:08:35 PM (No. 358108)
So, somebody told the sheriff he's not a god and a law unto himself.
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