Wolf reopens gun shops, orders more residents to stay home

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Seniors shop early for their groceries at the Johnstown, Pa. Giant Eagle on Tuesday, March 24 2020. The Pittsburgh base company allows senior citizens to shop early between 6am and 7am before the general public during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is quietly allowing gun shops to reopen on a limited basis during the coronavirus pandemic after several justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court urged him to do so.

The governor’s office says firearms dealers may now sell their wares by individual appointments during limited hours as long as they comply with social distancing guidelines and take other measures to protect employees and customers from the coronavirus.

Wolf on Tuesday also ordered residents of another county, Erie, to stay home, in another sign of the virus’s rapid spread across Pennsylvania.

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