California AB 893 - Firearm and Ammunition Sales at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

by Todd Gloria (D) with Tasha Boerner Horvath (D)

LEAP Forward Position: Support

Existing law generally regulates the transfer of firearms and divides the state into agricultural districts. The 22nd District Agricultural Association is the County of San Diego. A violation of the statutes governing agricultural districts is generally a misdemeanor.This bill would, on and after January 1, 2021, prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Del Mar Fairgrounds property located in the 22nd District Agricultural Association, as specified, and would thereby make a violation of that prohibition a misdemeanor. The bill would exclude from its provisions a gun buy-back event held by a law enforcement agency.By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.