by Todd Gloria (D) with Tasha Boerner Horvath (D)
A federal judge in San Diego has ordered the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds to allow the Crossroads of the West Gun Show to continue after the fair board suspended the events there last year.
According to data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check, over 900,000 firearms were sold in California in 2017. While the overwhelming majority of these firearms involved no illegality, there is growing evidence that America’s gun violence epidemic is driven by the sheer volume and availability of guns. Given this fact, the question before us is whether the state of California should provide another venue for more gun purchases.