Legislators try again to ban Cow Palace gun shows

Legislators try again to ban Cow Palace gun shows

A pair of local legislators will make yet another run at banning gun shows at the Cow Palace — and they say growing American revulsion at mass shootings, particularly at high schools, puts momentum in their favor. The cavernous, state-owned exhibition hall in Daly City hosts five gun shows a year, the most recent in April, but those shows have drawn a growing number of protesters as gun massacres proliferated throughout the nation. State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, is now proposing legislation that would ban the sales of guns or ammunition at the hall, beginning in 2020. “The environment has changed,” he said in an interview. “As more schools are being shot up, as more kids are being murdered, we need to protect our community, and that means fewer guns. I’m hopeful that we will be able to persuade the governor that this is a good idea.” Wiener said he has “nearly universal local support” from communities surrounding the Cow Palace, and he hopes to ride the wave of “an amazing outpouring of student activism around the country against gun violence and in favor of gun safety measures.” Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle A National Rifle Association representative offers free admission to the Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Cow Palace on April 14 for attendees who join the NRA or renew their membership. He and his principal co-author on the bill, Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, will announce their effort — the fourth attempt […]

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