Glendale City Council Moves to Ban Gun Shows on City-Owned Property
This gun show should stay open. In California there is no “gun show loophole”. It’s easy for law (local or fed.) enforcement to attend and do their job. This is the kind of place gun owners will need to buy guns or accessories that comply with new laws as they come into effect. Like ten round magazines for guns that ordinarily hold more in factory trim. We want there to be legal venues where private sales can happen with the proper b/g, statutory delay and paperwork.
Below the school across the street is brought up as an objection to the show. I’d like to point out how irrelevant that seems when the show is on the weekend. School is closed. It’s a pay to enter event. As I recall there is a policy that children must have an adult with them.
The Glendale City Council on Tuesday took the first step toward banning a decades-old gun show at the Civic Auditorium, directing the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would permanently bar the sale of guns on city-owned property.Councilman Ara Najarian firmly opposed the ban. Councilman Dave Weaver approved moving forward with the draft ordinance, but left open the possibility that he may change his mind when it returns for review in February or March.
Councilman Rafi Manoukian, who suggested the ban in December, said gun shows don’t belong on city property, especially because the Civic Auditorium is across the street from a school.
In 2012, three gun shows in Glendale generated about $55,000 in rental and parking revenue, or 13% of the Civic Auditorium’s total income that year.