California City Bans Gun Shows


0  Updated at 2:36 am, March 13th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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David De Lossy/Thinkstock(GLENDALE, Calif.) — Glendale, Calif., has told the organizers of an annual gun show to find a new home after the City Council on Tuesday voted to approve a ban on the possession and sale of firearms by private dealers on city property.

The vote, a reaction to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., was attended by supporters of the ban and members of the National Rifle Association, who opposed it.

The Glendale Gun Shows have generated about $158,000 in revenue over the last three years and was projected to have brought in another $57,000 in 2013 if the ban was not put in place by a three to two vote.

Gun enthusiasts spoke passionately against the prohibition that goes into effect on April 19.

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