SB585 would stop gun shows at the Cow Palace near San Francisco!
It would do this not because of any problems with illegal activities at the shows, but because its sponsors don’t like guns and think that gun shows “send the wrong message”.
But they don’t think that other kinds of Cow Palace shows like RAVE concerts are a problem, or send the wrong message, and they say that people who attend those events have first amendment rights (but apparently not the people who go to gun shows!!!).
SB585 (Leno) would ban the sale of ammunition and firearms at the state owned Cow Palace exposition facility near San Francisco. It would have the result of banning all gun shows held there, and will very likely be used as a precedent for banning gun shows at publicly owned facilities throughout the state!
Buying a firearm at a gun show is no different than going to a firearms dealer’s store. Background checks and waiting periods are required for purchases at gun shows just like at a gun store. SB585 is an attempt by anti-gun extremists to find more creative ways to discourage people from owning firearms! Like most such bills, it would have no impact on criminals, just on lawful individuals!
SB585 is on the Senate Floor and will be voted upon this week!
It is critical that all Senators be immediately contacted!
Those who have access to a computer can log onto http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html to obtain contact information for all legislators. All have e-mail addresses listed, although it is much better to make personal contact with them or, if necessary, with their office staff. Their phone numbers and regular mailing addresses are also listed
Your help in saving California gun shows is very much appreciated!
This information is courtesy of the California Rifle and Pistol Association.