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Del Mar will not include assault weapon ban in school safety resolution

Del Mar will not include assault weapon ban in school safety resolution

The Del Mar Union School board revisited its school safety resolution on Aug. 29 and decided not to include an outright ban on semi-automatic or assault weapons. A group of parents has been requesting the ban since the board passed the safety resolution without one in April.

The board did agree to remove language regarding working with community stakeholders, including gun owner organizations, to develop educational opportunities on firearm safety. Many parents believed the language was too vague and “dangerous.”

The board is expected to vote on the revised resolution at its Sept. 26 meeting.

Parents such as Kristen Panebianco, a member of San Diegans for Gun Violence...

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