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Del Mar Woman Fighting Fairground Gun Shows

Crossroads of the West gunshow is scheduled to visit the Del Mar Fairgrounds in March 2013.
Crossroads Of the West Gun Show
Crossroads of the West gunshow is scheduled to visit the Del Mar Fairgrounds in March 2013.

A resident of tiny Del Mar in San Diego County town is taking aim at gun shows following the Connecticut school massacre.

The North County Times says former teacher Rosanne Holliday has begun a grass-roots campaign to stop shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Holliday says it's wrong to celebrate gun culture in a public facility.

She says about 50 people in the town of 4,100 have expressed support. Supporter Bud Emerson says the group has put together a draft petition against the shows.

Fair board President Adam Day says five shows a year bring the fairgrounds a net profit of $324,000. He says the shows, which have been held for two decades, meet all laws and undercover law enforcement officers are on hand.

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