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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 10:22 AM

Glendale City Council bans gun shows in city

GLENDALE - The Glendale City Council voted 3-2 tonight to approve an ordinance banning gun shows at city-owned buildings and parks, a move that would evict the Glendale Gun Show from its traditional home at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.

The ordinance is a response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 students and six adult staff members dead, Joal Ryan, a co-founder of the Coalition for a Better Glendale, told Fox11.

The group was founded in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting to end the gun show, according to its website.

"This is a really local, very specific issue," Ryan told Fox11. "We're not talking about banning guns, We're not talking about taking away guns. It just said... after Sandy Hook, not here, not now. We don't want our city in the gun show business any more."

Read More: http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_22828079/glendale-city-council-bans-gun-shows-city

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Robb Mar 2013 OP
slackmaster Mar 2013 #1
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Response to Robb (Original post)

Wed Mar 20, 2013, 10:45 AM

1. No they didn't. They adopted a policy not to lease out city-owned buildings for gun shows.


That pesky First Amendment prevents them from banning gun shows.

ETA the headline of the cited article is inaccurate. It's unfortunate that concise use of language to accurately describe events is no longer expected in journalism.

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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 01:03 PM

2. It's a good step, and shows how city feels about yahoos attracted to gun shows.

Yahoos line up at gun show to buy assault weapons, only one week after Sandy Hook.

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