California: Del Mar Fairgrounds Board Discuss Future of Gun Shows

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NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

USA -( Tuesday, November 15, the Board of Directors for the 22nd District Agricultural Association will hold an informational discussion on the use of the fairgrounds for gun shows.

This Association controls the day-to-day operations of the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego County.

The discussion is a direct result of a request from a handful of anti-gun residents demanding the Board discontinue the use of the Fairgrounds for gun shows.

This isn’t the first time the gun ban lobby has targeted gun shows held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

In 2013, the Del Mar City Council adopted a resolution that urged the Board of Directors to not renew any contract with Crossroads of the West or any other gun show sponsor.

Thankfully, the Board of Directors recognized that as a public entity, it cannot discriminate against who can or cannot use the Fairgrounds.

Currently, the agenda lists this as an information item, not an action item.

However, it is critical that gun owners and Second Amendment supporters attend to let their voices be heard.


Event details:

Tuesday, November 15, at 1:30 p.m.

Board Room of the Del Mar Fairgrounds

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.,

Del Mar, California 92014

If you know you are unable to attend and/or would like to express your opposition to banning gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds before the meeting, please contact the Board today.

To contact the Board, you can leave a voicemail with Donna O’Leary, executive assistant, at (858) 755-1161, ext. 2200.

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Curt Quiggins

Story may be accurate but the picture shows Kentucky State Police Troopers at the NRA Annual Convention summer 2016. Maybe a note that KY has no problem with major gun shows setting up at Ky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville Ky is in order.

Gary Brennan

The meeting went well for Pro Gun Show attendees. Approximately one third of the 30 or so people who showed up to voice their opinions were part of the anti gun show group, Advocates for Gun Safety. They used a lot of the anti-gun statements and mis-information used during the presidential campaign. Fortunately they went first. After they used up their allotted time, approximately 20 people, some representing groups like the San Diego County Wildlife Federation, The California Rifle and Pistol Association, San Diego Gun Owners, local NRA members group and many more individuals and companies. While not scripted, we… Read more »