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What Does Judge’s Ruling On Gunshows At Del Mar Mean For Pending Legislation?

The Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors listens to public comment for and ...

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Above: The Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors listens to public comment for and against the fairgrounds' annual Crossroads of the West Gun Show, April 24, 2018.

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The legislation, currently being considered by a state Senate committee, is aimed at permanently banning the sale of guns and ammunition at the fairgrounds.

Aired: June 25, 2019 | Transcript

The Del Mar Fairground board's effort to ban gun shows hit a roadblock last week.

A federal judge said the fairgrounds must continue to book gun and ammunition shows while a lawsuit filed against the ban makes its way through the courts. The ruling will allow the Crossroads of the West gun show to request the next available exhibit date at the fairgrounds.

But it’s not clear how the ongoing legal challenge to the Del Mar ban will affect pending state legislation aimed at permanently banning the sale of guns and ammunition at the fairgrounds.

Legal analyst Dan Eaton joins Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss what the judge's decision could mean going forward.

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