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Nerses Karapetyan, from Glendale, buys a gun at the Gun Gallery in Glendale, California, 18 April 2007.
After a 20 year run, a gun show at the Glendale Civic Auditorium will end after the city council voted Tuesday to ban such events from municipal property Tuesday night, according to NBC LA.
The 3-2 vote means Glendale Gun Shows will have to find a new venue for the event, according to Sgt. To, Lorez, spokesman for the Glendale Police Department.
The events have generated about $158,000 in revenue during the last three years. According to a city report, the events would have brought in another $57,000 to the venue this year.
The Glendale Civic Auditorium hosted its final gun show on March 2-3. Events scheduled at the venue in August and November and three shows for 2014 have all been canceled.
City Council members voted in January to postpone making their decision while the city attorney continued to review the proposed ban. Last week, City Council members voted 3-2 – the same as Tuesday’s count – to introduce the new ordinance banning the gun shows.
The gun show ban came in the wake of the shootings at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school in which 20 children and six educators were killed last December.
The ordinance will go into effect 30 days from Tuesday.