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Can California Ban Gun Shows From Public Fairgrounds?

Postby jdege on Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:02 am

https://reason.com/2019/06/19/can-california-ban-gun-shows-from-public-fairgrounds/
Can California Ban Gun Shows From Public Fairgrounds?
A district judge says no, but don't expect the state’s gun-grabbing politicians to give up.
U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo said the First Amendment means a state agency in Southern California may not single out gun shows–which host discussions of gun politics, safety, and how to comply with legal requirements–for a preemptive ban on future events. Bencivengo, an Obama appointee, granted a preliminary injunction on Monday after oral arguments.

The 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors, a government agency with members appointed by the governor of California, voted last fall to suspend gun shows at the fairgrounds. That effectively gave the boot to B&L Productions' Crossroads of the West, which holds gun shows at 15 locations in four western states, and had already reserved dates for 2019 at the Del Mar, California, fairgrounds. B&L Productions filed a federal lawsuit challenging the ban in January.
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Re: Can California Ban Gun Shows From Public Fairgrounds?

Postby Ghost on Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:06 am

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Re: Can California Ban Gun Shows From Public Fairgrounds?

Postby Rip Van Winkle on Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:46 am

"Can California ban gun shows from public fair grounds?"

The short answer. They're going to try, one way or the other.
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Re: Can California Ban Gun Shows From Public Fairgrounds?

Postby jdege on Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:17 pm

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Because such significant restrictions exist, it's clear that the anti-Second Amendment politicians who control California's government are actually taking aim at gun culture, of which gun shows are a big part. As far back as 1999, this sentiment spawned the Nordyke v. King case, which dealt with prohibitions on gun shows at California's Alameda County fairgrounds, and which bounced through the courts for at least 13 years.

Anti-gun politicians have been forthright about this goal. Last fall, then-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, now California's governor, wrote a letter to the 22nd District Agricultural Association asking it to stop allowing the Crossroads of the West show to lease the Del Mar fairgrounds. "Permitting the sale of firearms and ammunition on state-owned property only perpetuates America's gun culture," Newsom wrote.


At I've said before, they don't want a world without guns, they want a world without gun owners.
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Re: Can California Ban Gun Shows From Public Fairgrounds?

Postby Rip Van Winkle on Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:04 pm

jdege wrote:At I've said before, they don't want a world without guns, they want a world without gun owners.

Or more succinctly, they want unarmed peasants to lord over.
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