Judges on an en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit pressed a lawyer for a California county about its justification for ordering gun shops to close at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several judges questioned Ventura County’s attorney, Christine Renshaw, about what rationale the county had for keeping gun shops, ammunition stores and firing ranges closed for 48 days in the spring of 2020, while other businesses such as hardware stores and bike shops remained open.