Last week, the sheriff temporarily closed the firearms division because of a COVID-19 exposure.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — A gun-rights group is suing over a coronavirus shutdown in the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department.

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Last week, the sheriff temporarily closed the firearms division because of a COVID-19 exposure. The Firearms Policy Coalition says the closure violates the Second Amendment.

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The group and three county residents are also suing the Pennsylvania State Police commissioner over a ban on transporting guns on public roads during the pandemic.