Del Mar Fairgrounds to suspend new gun shows up to a year

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — The board that controls the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego County has voted to not consider contracts with producers of gun shows for up to a year after Dec. 31 until it formulates a more thorough policy on the events.

Directors took the action on an 8-1 vote Tuesday.

A fairgrounds statement says the new policy will take into consideration holding guns shows only for educational and safety training purposes, banning possession of guns and ammunition on state property, and security and safety plans for future shows.

The “age appropriateness” of such an event will also be considered.

Two gun shows already scheduled for later this month and December will go forward.

The board will consider a new policy no later than December 2019.

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