DALY CITY—The days of gun shows at the Cow Palace appear numbered.
On a 45-33 vote, the California Assembly on Wednesday passed legislation banning the sale of firearms and ammunition at the state-owned entertainment venue.
The Assembly’s vote came three months after the state Senate approved the bill, which is expected to head to the governor’s desk in the next few weeks.
If signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senate Bill 585 would take effect Jan. 1, stipulating that no more than five gun shows may be held at the Cow Palace during the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. By Jan. 1, 2013, there would be no gun shows permitted there at all.