Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced he will no longer order that gun stores be temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic.For the second time, he said that gun stores could reopen after ordering them to close twice since last Tuesday. He had previously deemed them “nonessential,” saying that panic buying produced long lines and could be a safety hazard for the public.Villanueva said the most recent decision stems from an Advisory Memorandum issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Saturday that said workers supporting the firearms and ammunition industry were “included in the list of essential critical infrastructure workers.”GUN SHOPS TO STAY OPEN IN LOS ANGELES AMID CORONAVIRUS, SHERIFF SAYS HOURS AFTER CALLING THEM ‘NONESSENTIAL’“Although explicitly advisory in nature, nonetheless the federal memorandum is persuasive given the national scope. Included in the list of essential critical infrastructure workers are workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges,” he announced.“Based on further input by the federal government, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will not order or recommend closure of businesses that sell or repair firearms or sell ammunition.”Last


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