Toni Atkins

Del Mar, Solana Beach set sights on gun control, fairgrounds gun show

Del Mar, Solana Beach set sights on gun control, fairgrounds gun show

Outrage over last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla. is manifesting into political action at the local level as Del Mar and Solana Beach gear up to pressure state and federal officials for deeper and wider gun control laws, and mount the loudest calls yet for the Del Mar Fairgrounds to stop hosting gun shows.

Two days after joining a protest of the gun show’s latest iteration—its first of five scheduled this year—the Del Mar City Council unanimously approved a wide-ranging resolution on March 19 calling for a crackdown on the kinds of weapons used to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month and 58 in October at the Route 91 Harvest country...

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