Friday, November 11, 2005

Gun ban in San Francisco

As France smolders, and memories of Hurricane Katrina are fresh in our memories, most observers can see firsthand that when lawlessness and anarchy take over, we are all on our own. The government may or may not be there, but who wants to take that chance? By observing FEMA's response to the hurricane, for example, we see a government bureaucracy so enormous and cumbersome that no help comes for even several days.

So American city leaders now see the merit of citizens taking it upon themselves to defend themselves and others, right? Wrong, if you're a resident of San Francisco: "San Francisco Voters Approve Handgun Ban".

SAN FRANCISCO - Voters approved ballot measures to ban handguns in San Francisco and urge the city's public high schools and college campuses to keep out military recruiters.

The gun ban prohibits the manufacture and sale of all firearms and ammunition in the city, and makes it illegal for residents to keep handguns in their homes or businesses.
Surely they're not going to confiscate the guns?

Although law enforcement, security guards and others who require weapons for work are exempt from the measure, current handgun owners would have to surrender their firearms by April.
Well, where have we seen that tactic before? History hasn't smiled kindly on a disarmed populace.

Michelle Malkin has a nice roundup here.

The MRA fires back.

Let's quash this idiocy in San Francisco, shall we?