Bill Banning Gun Shows At Del Mar Fairgrounds Advances To Governor’s Desk

Bill Banning Gun Shows At Del Mar Fairgrounds Advances To Governor’s Desk

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Inside the Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Sept. … Above: Inside the Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Sept. 29. 2018. Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, praised the state legislature Wednesday for passing a bill he co-authored to ban the sale of guns and ammunition at gun shows held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Gloria and Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner-Horvath, D-Encinitas, introduced AB 893 in February. The measure would bar the state’s 22nd District Agricultural District, which oversees operations at the fairgrounds, from authorizing the sale of guns and ammunition on fairgrounds property. The 22nd DAA’s Board of Directors voted last September to temporarily ban the sale of guns and ammunition at the fairgrounds until state legislators could iron out concerns about on-site purchases. The vote effectively suspended gun shows like Crossroads of the West after Jan. 1, 2019. The Assembly passed the bill on a 48-16 vote in April and the state Senate approved it, 27-11, on Tuesday. Gov. Gavin Newsom has not taken a public stance on the bill but did submit a letter to the 22nd DAA last year calling for an end to the gun shows. RELATED: US District Court Judge Rules Del Mar Gun Shows Can Continue … For Now Newsom has until Oct. 13 to sign the bill. If he does so, the law would take effect in 2021. "This bill is about offering more than thoughts and prayers," Gloria said. "It’s about […]

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