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Gun shows will continue at Del Mar Fairgrounds

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Opponents have failed to convince a San Diego County fairground to stop hosting gun shows in the wake of the Connecticut school shootings.

Several residents urged the board of the Del Mar Fairgrounds to stop holding the shows, but they were outnumbered by supporters at Tuesday's meeting.

Board President Adam Day said the five gun shows a year will continue.

A retired schoolteacher, Rosanne Holiday, has launched a campaign to halt the shows after the Connecticut massacre. She told the fair board that more than 750 people had signed a protest petition.

However, State Sen. Joel Anderson and others urged the board to continue the shows, arguing that they're legal and bring in money.

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