Brian W. Jones

Gun shows to stay at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Gun shows still have a future at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The board of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds, discussed the Crossroads of the West Gun Show and heard from both supporters and opponents at the Nov. 15 board meeting.

About two dozen people spoke before the board to plead their stance on gun shows.

Del Mar resident Rose Ann Sharp was among a half-dozen speakers who urged the board to stop allowing gun shows to be held at the fairgrounds. She and other supporters in the audience, including newly re-elected Del Mar Mayor Sherryl Parks and Councilman Dwight Worden, wore orange shirts in solidarity.