On Saturday, April 28, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese will be hosting an event titled “Community summit on Firearms and Safety” at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. According to the press release for the event, participants will be asked to commit to engaging in a civil discourse that will result in a report to be shared with the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors at a later date.
The summit follows last month’s meeting of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors where a proposal to prohibit the sale and possession of firearms on County property was discussed. While no such proposal has yet been introduced, it would have the effect of prohibiting gun shows from operating at any county-owned fairgrounds. In response, attorneys for NRA and CRPA submitted a joint-opposition letter highlighting the superfluous nature of the proposal, as California law already prohibits the sale or transfer of firearms from occurring at gun shows.
The summit is scheduled to run between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds – Fiesta Hall, located at 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111. Entry and parking are free, and a continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided. To register, visit https://www.sccgov.org/sites/d3/events/firarms-saftey-summit/Pages/register.aspx.
Should you be unable to attend, you can also provide your opinion by completing an anonymous online survey at https://www.sccgov.org/sites/d3/events/firarms-saftey-summit/Pages/survey.aspx.