Glendale votes to ban gun shows on city property

Glendale Civic Auditorium
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The Glendale City Council has narrowly approved an ordinance banning gun shows on city-owned property.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports the City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night in favor of the ordinance.

Councilmen Ara Najarian and Dave Weaver voted no, calling the ban a knee-jerk reaction to highly publicized gun violence in other states.

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

The ban applies only to publicly held property and has no effect on Glendale's privately owned gun stores.

A gun show that most expected would be the city's last was held earlier this month, drawing dozens of protesters condemning the law and long lines to buy arms and ammunition.