GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — The City of Glendale has voted to ban the Glendale Gun Show after hosting it for 20 years.
The city council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to ban the popular show, which is held every March at the city-owned Glendale Civic Auditorium. Scheduled shows for August and November will also be prohibited.
City councilman Rafi Manoukian first suggested the proposal in December after the fatal shooting of 27 children and adults in Newtown, Conn.
“With children taking guns to school and stuff like that, it should be stopped,” one supporter told KNX1070’s Margaret Carrero.
The ordinance bars the possession and sale of all guns and ammunition on city-owned property.
Lawyer representing the operators of the Glendale Gun Show have threatened legal action against the ban.
The injunction does not affect gun stores already in Glendale.
The ordinance, which does not affect gun and ammunition sales on private property, is expected to be formally adopted on March 19.