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Assembly passes Gloria bill to end gun shows at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Assembly passes Gloria bill to end gun shows at Del Mar Fairgrounds

The outlook for gun shows at the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds is looking bleaker.

The Assembly voted 48-16 Thursday, April 25, to approve Assemblyman Todd Gloria’s bill to prohibit sales of guns and ammunition at the venue starting in 2021.

The legislation now moves to the Senate, which is expected to schedule committee hearings in the coming weeks.

It is likely to be well received there because Democrats possess a 28-10 majority. Also, Gloria and Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins are both San Diego Democrats and longtime allies; Atkins endorsed Gloria in his 2020 bid for San Diego mayor in March.

Gloria, whose Senate district includes the fairgrounds,...

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