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Gun show an unwanted dinosaur

March 22, 2013

My friends, neighbors and fellow members of the Coalition for a Better Glendale are proud of our city for ending its association with the Glendale Gun Show.

When the City Council voted 3-2 to adopt the ordinance banning the sale and possession of guns and ammunition on public property, Glendale officially recognized the gun show for the dinosaur it had become.

Mayor Frank Quintero, Councilmember Rafi Manoukian and Councilmember Laura Friedman deserve our thanks for resisting the out-of-touch, editorial-page call of this Los Angeles-based newspaper, and for standing up for their community — for our community.

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Because they took a specific, measured approach to an emotionally charged issue, as it were, Glendale, its residents and our children are the better for it.

Joal Ryan
Glendale

Editor’s note: The writer is a founding member of Coalition for a Better Glendale. 

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