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Gun shows at the Fairgrounds to be put on hold from the end of this year until new policy is in place

Released: September 11, 2018

The 22nd District Agricultural Association’s Board of Directors voted 8 to 1 to not consider any contracts with producers of gun shows beyond Dec. 31, 2018, until the District has put into place a more thorough policy regarding the conduct of gun shows that:

• Considers the feasibility of conducting gun shows for only educational and safety training purposes and bans the possession of guns and ammunition on state property
• Aligns gun show contract language with recent changes in state and federal law
• Details an enhanced security plan for the conduct of future shows
• Proposes a safety plan
• Considers the age appropriateness of such an event
• Grants rights for the DAA to perform an audit to ensure full compliance with California Penal Code Sections 171b and 12071.1 and 12071.4. These audit rights may be delegated at the discretion of the 22nd DAA.

This new policy will be presented to the Board no later than the December 2019 Board meeting.

There are two remaining scheduled Crossroads of the West Gun Shows scheduled at the Del Mar Fairgrounds that will happen as planned on Sept. 29-30 and Dec. 8-9.


For more information, please contact:
Annie Pierce
858-792-4262
apierce@sdfair.com
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