Union Tribune Commentary: Safe, legal Del Mar gun show should not be singled out


San Diego Union Tribune

Five times a year for the last 30 years, thousands of people have attended the gun show in Del Mar at the fairgrounds. I have attended every Del Mar gun show as a volunteer for the last 10 years. Since my first show, I have been aware of a small group of people from the Del Mar area which has opposed the Del Mar gun show and I am now seeing its members leverage recent terrible tragedies to advance their agenda.

A gun show is for law-abiding people to learn from a variety of experts all in one place. Vendors include trainers, political or social groups, and retailers that sell apparel, parts, cleaners, trinkets and ammunition. All firearms sales are processed through a federally licensed dealer. The show is focused on safety, proficiency training and adherence to the law. If a community values firearms safety, having a gun show is a great way to promote the safe, responsible usage and ownership of firearms.




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