On Tuesday, LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva declared gun stores as nonessential businesses and said he will force them to close. This comes as the Sherriff, who seems to care more about criminals than allowing the public to protect themselves, announced he will be releasing 1,700 inmates from county jails.
The Sheriff, who seems to think he is some kind of mini dictator that can suspend constitutional rights, is also the Director of Emergency Operations, meaning he is the number one person in charge during a crisis like the coronavirus. All FEMA requests go through him, and all National Guard requests go through him.
I along with @GavinNewsom , thank all Californians for honoring the executive order signed by the Governor last week, #SaferAtHome. Public safety is my priority. Under the Governor’s order, only essential businesses (food/prescriptions/health care) are to remain open.— Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) March 24, 2020
The Sheriff sent a letter to the Board of Supervisors declaring that he is taking the reigns and all messaging will go through him now. When speaking to reporters on the gun store issue, the Sherriff said “We will be closing them, they are not an essential function,” Villanueva 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.”
Remember, this Sherriff is freeing 1,700 criminals from the prison system while at the same time telling the public that you are the threat for buying a gun to protect yourself!
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— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) March 24, 2020
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says they have visited every gun store in its jurisdiction to ensure they were closed after the governor ordered the shut down of all nonessential businesses.
Villanueva said he would hit gun store owners with scofflaw violations if they are found to be flouting the orders put in place by Newsom. Deputies will investigate each gun store “one by one” to ensure they are closed.
Last week The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), America’s trade association for the firearm, ammunition, hunting, and recreational shooting sports industries, asked the Department of Homeland Security to designate the firearm and ammunition industry as a “National Critical Infrastructure Industry” after gun stores were being forced to close around the country.
Prepare for Coronavirus-related Chaos
We are hearing reports from around the country of people being robbed while leaving grocery stores, which makes sense since some areas of the country like in Philadelphia have now announced that they are no longer arresting people for offenses as serious as burglary and auto theft during the “coronavirus” crisis.
In Las Vegas, Nevada, the police formed a special task force — no, it wasn’t to go after criminals or protect the public from increased crime during this Coroanvirus crisis – the taskforce was to go after small business owners who failed to listen to the Governor’s order to shut down. That same Nevada Governor, actually banned outdoorsmen — some of whom were out of work and fishing to feed their families – from fishing in Lake Mead National Park.
Hysteria and panic can make people unpredictable, and even turn the neighbor you thought was your friend against you! Now that Sheriffs and government officials have prioritized letting prisoners out of jail over your safety and ability to protect yourself, we all need to be on alert!
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Please read our article on Media Hysteria, Global Panic, and a Rational Look at the Actual Numbers — People need to realize this isn’t the end of the world and that panic and hysteria and the loss of our freedoms are doing far more damage than the actual Coronavirus!
If you can stay away from stores, I would do so for awhile and use services like Amazon Fresh, Bulk Emergency Foods, or Amazon Grocery.
Villanueva I’m sure took an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States.…”. I can’t tell for sure but I believe that is a violation of his oath. I think. I could be wrong.
As a retired sergeant that did 31 years with LASD, I am thoroughly disgusted by this phony POS actions. He’s not my sheriff and doesn’t represent the oath I swore to, and yes, the same oth he swore to. The funny thing is the media reports it, he has done it and the people go with it. They’re all sheep!
This is horrifying..What is wrong with this man.He needs to be removed from office..He’s endangering the public by releasing these criminals..Not being able to buy a gun or ammo to defend yourself at a time of crisis is horrible..Shame on you…
Well generally you can’t arrest a public official DURING the actual crisis. This does not however mean that you cannot arrest them immediately following the crisis. I suppose though it does give folks plenty of time to get that warrant drawn up. And I suppose time to get one going for the DA that doesn’t feel like advising him against it and I suppose warrants for any and all the judges that go along with it. No need to rush, we have spell to sit and get it all nice and legal.
Vote out all liberal democrats. Take back California my friends. Soon we won’t recognise this place if we don’t. Trump 2020
Who are the real criminals…? In my books, it’s people the likes of Bill Gates, for instance. He was one of the most successful con artists of all time. He sold a total piece of shit operating system to billions of suckers, and became one of the richest men on earth. Now, that’s a criminal to watch out for…. The guys they’re letting out of jail are so small time…when you compare them to politicians for instance. Obama murdered thousands of people while he was in office. Worry about people like that.
If these prisoners were in jail by the court that means they are guilty of a crime and if that idiot let’s them go back into the public and one if them commits a serious crime that stupid sheriff should be sued!!! He is going against a court order !!!