Facing Court Loss, Defendants in California Gun Show Lawsuit Settle With SAF

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Facing Court Loss, Defendants in California Gun Show Lawsuit Settle With SAF

BELLEVUEA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Faced with certain loss in court, defendants in a California lawsuit challenging a gun show moratorium at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego County have settled with the plaintiffs, including the Second Amendment Foundation and California Rifle & Pistol Association.

In addition, plaintiffs included B&L Productions, Inc., Crossroads of the West, South Bay Rod and Gun Club, Maximum Wholesale/Ammo Brothers and five private citizens.

“This is a victory for the First Amendment as well as the Second,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “We’re delighted the 22nd District Agricultural Association and fairgrounds board decided against prolonging a legal action.”

SAF was represented by attorney Don Kilmer, who observed, “The gun culture belongs on Main Street and that is what this lawsuit was all about.”

A preliminary injunction against the fairgrounds moratorium was issued in June 2019.

“Gun shows are considered a First Amendment activity as well as a Second Amendment event,” Gottlieb stated. “Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we haven’t been able to see a show held at the fairgrounds, but we’re looking forward to hearing from the gun show promotor that a date is set for another gathering sometime this year, hopefully.”

Under the agreement, the defendant will pay SAF’s attorney fees and costs, Kilmer said.



Second Amendment FoundationThe Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing, and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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ChiptheBarber
ChiptheBarber
2 months ago

Why were the defendants left out of the article? Who exactly were they suing? I would have liked to know exactly who they were.

Buckshot
Buckshot
2 months ago
Reply to  ChiptheBarber

The 22nd District Agricultural Association and fairgrounds board. They are mentioned just not being specified as such.

gregs
gregs
2 months ago

1 small step for the 2A, 1 giant leap for freedom.

Luv2shoot
Luv2shoot
2 months ago

Good! I hope the attorney charges huge fees.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
2 months ago
Reply to  Luv2shoot

Have no fear about huge fees. The Second Amendment IS BIG BUSINESS. Wayno LaPierre makes over $1,500,000 annually buys $20,000 suits. Gottlieb, Pratt and Pratt, et el the fighters for our 2A rights aren’t living in shanty shacktown…as they should not be. But, as with politicians and union leaders, 2A leaders are mostly living the better life than all the working smucks whose world they are saving. At the reception for annual Gun Rights Policy Conference several years ago, I stated the 2A certainly was big business, and asked Larry Pratt what he would do for a living if The… Read more »