A bill passed by the California Senate banning the sale of firearms and ammunition on state property, including fairs for counties, was passed in the California Senate on June 2nd.
The vote came days before the Crossroads of the West Gun Show was to be held from June 4 to June 6 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.
The board of the Orange County Fairground Center earlier issued a statement saying Crossroads of the West has held gun shows at the facility for more than 30 years without incident.
“Gun shows remain legal in the state of California,” the statement said. ‘Crossroads of the West must follow all state and federal regulations applicable to the sale and trade of a firearm, including a ten-day cooling-off period and background checks. Many of the vendors at this event are family businesses and businesses. ‘
Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine), who introduced SB 264, said the fair for counties was intended as family-friendly venues. More recently, he said, they have become known for hosting gun shows.
“Study after study shows that the presence of more guns equates to more gun violence,” Min told The Epoch Times in an email. “My bill will not only eliminate the sale of guns on state property, but also target ghost weapons, which are do-it-yourself guns that are more widely available and undetectable.”
Few added that his bill would effectively end the gun shows offered on any state property.
“The Second Amendment protects the rights of individuals to bear arms, but it does not require our state to use taxpayers’ property to distribute more deadly firearms in our communities,” he said.
Asked why he thinks this bill would make a difference compared to the many gun laws California is already enacting, Min said gun laws in the state have already saved many lives, and it would contribute to that.
California’s ordinance laws may not prevent all shootings, but they can and have saved thousands of lives. SB 264 will ensure that the state does not benefit from the sale of state – owned firearms, ammunition and ghost weapons or to facilitate gun shows that could undermine the strong firearms regulations in California. ”
District 3 Superintendent of Orange County said in a previous interview with The Epoch Times that the ban on guns was not the answer.
“In my opinion, there is very little legal science or study behind the idea that gun shows in particular are a source of some of the tragedies we’ve seen in the country over the past few years,” supervisor Don Wagner told The Epoch Times. February 11th. ‘I think it’s just a pointless’ gun is bad and let’s ban it if we can’ approach.
“It will not solve the problem either, because those who do not obey the laws against gunfire will not obey the laws against guns and those who will obey the laws can be relied upon to use them responsibly. and learn their weapons. ”
Given the approval of 29-9 in the Senate, the bill will go to the House of Commons and, if approved, go to the governor’s desk, where he can sign it or veto it.