[Listen] Should Los Angeles County Be Closing Gun Shops Right Now?

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Los Angeles sheriff Alex Villanueva has ordered gun shops to close for the second time in less than a week, after the first order was halted by county counsel as they worked to decide if gun shops would be considered “essential” businesses. Villanueva instituted the order after a sharp rise in gun purchases, citing worries that too many untrained people are suddenly in possession of weapons.


What happens to a human right if it is suspended? Why do we consider 2A a right? What good or harm does suspending 2A do? Is there a good compromise to be made here? Is closing gun shops really comparable to suspending the second amendment or is that a bit hysterical?

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