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Gun show attracts crowd, protesters in Glendale (photos)

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Supporters and protestors faced off outside the Civic Auditorium for what will likely be the last Glendale Gun Show.

The Glendale City Council is set to vote on an ordinance banning gun shows on city-owned property.

The L.A. Times reports dozens of gun-show advocates turned up Saturday hoisting banners and American flags to denounce the impending law. Inside the auditorium people lined up for ammunition, gun bags and other accessories.

Supporters of the law told the Times that by allowing the event on city-owned property, Glendale was endorsing gun sales.

Councilman Rafi Manoukian proposed the ban last month after the fatal shooting of 27 children and adults in Newtown, Conn.

Glendale Gun Show events have earned the city $158,000 in the past three years.


Here are a few images from the gathering that made their way to social media outlets.

Sign-carrying crowd at Glendale Gun Show

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Storified by Lisa Brenner· Sun, Mar 03 2013 11:41:52

Photo from the Glendale Gun Show.... with Guns
"We Want the Gun Show No More" #glendale #gunshow Ryan
There sure are a lot of protesters at the gun show this morning @ Glendale Civic Center Baur
Gun show at the Glendale Civic Auditorium attracts local coverage. Read our coverage March 6. #glendale #gunshow Vaquero
Glendale gun show protesters at Civic Auditorium. Coverage on the Channel 4 News at 5pm #NBC4 #nbcla guevara

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