Assemblymember Gloria Reacts to Preliminary Injunction on Gun Shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Gloria: Bill to Prohibit Gun and Ammunition Sales at Del Mar Fairgrounds Will Continue to Move Forward

SACRAMENTO, CA – After a federal judge ordered a preliminary injunction prohibiting the 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors from enforcing its moratorium on gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, California State Assemblymemeber Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) issued this statement in relation to his pending state legislation, Assembly Bill 893 (AB 893), which would prohibit the sale of guns and ammunition on the Fairgrounds property:

While the ruling is disappointing, AB 893 will continue to move forward. This injunction ignores the will of residents in the communities around the Del Mar Fairgrounds who have stated unequivocally that they do not want guns or ammunition sold on this public, state-owned property. We will continue to persist with our legislation to prohibit gun and ammunition sales on the fairgrounds and I hope the Del Mar Fair Board chooses to appeal this misguided decision.

If passed and signed into law, AB 893 would prohibit the sales of guns and ammunition at the Del Mar Fairgrounds starting January 1, 2021. The bill has already passed the State Assembly and earned the key approval of the State Senate Public Safety Committee last week.