MEASURES: Voters take stand against guns, recruiting at schools
Cecilia M. Vega, Chronicle Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 9, 2005
San Francisco voters took a stand Tuesday against military recruitment on public school campuses, voted to keep firehouses open and approved the nation's toughest ban on handguns by making it illegal for city residents to possess them.
Proposition H, which requires city residents who already own guns to turn them in to police by April 1, was winning 58 percent to 42 percent with 98 percent of precincts counted.
The measure also makes it illegal to buy, sell, distribute and manufacture firearms and ammunition in the city.
Since this is in San Francisco, I figured this would pass, and am surprised it wasn't 80-20.
I'm actually glad this passed. While I'd certainly vote against it (and also refuse to turn my gun in to the government) if I lived there, this can wake up gun owners across the country to the fact that the gun grabbers and hoplophobes are still active, and that we need to stay vigilant. Join the NRA. Join the Second Amendment Foundation. Join groups like SAFR on the state level. (MCRGO however has been worthless since they changed leadership in 2002).