A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

As Though Terrorists and Criminals Follow Laws

San Francisco just seems to prefer making laws that curtail citizens' rights to protect themselves.

A pity that the ones who most often use weapons to steal property and hurt and murder people don't care what laws say.

AP: 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.

Only two other major U.S. cities — Washington and Chicago — have implemented such sweeping handgun bans.

With all precincts reporting early Wednesday, 58 percent of voters backed the proposed gun ban while 42 percent opposed it.

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.

A coalition led by the National Rifle Association has said it plans to challenge the initiative in court, arguing that cities do not have the authority to regulate firearms under California law.

The military recruitment initiative won with 60 percent in favor and 40 percent against.

The measure, dubbed "College Not Combat," opposes the presence of military recruiters at public high schools and colleges. However, it would not ban the armed forces from seeking enlistees at city campuses, since that would put schools at risk of losing federal funding.

It encourages city officials and university administrators to exclude recruiters and create scholarships and training programs that would reduce the military's appeal to young adults.
What a bunch of Commie Leftists. When the terrorists come for them, who do they expect to protect them?

People must "surrender their firearms"??? The Amendment gives us, ordinary citizens, the right to have guns.

Anyone with common sense and a working brain (which rules out Liberals) knows that limiting the rights of good, honest citizens does not stop criminals from committing crimes. It only stops the good, honest citizens from protecting themselves (see Do the Math).

And as for disallowing military recruiters at public schools: why is that all sorts of Leftist groups and organizations can visit campuses and spread their filth, but the United States military, which protects the rights of all those disgusting, immoral people in San Fran, is not allowed? I say cut all their school funding. Let them do it on there own.

And when the terrorists come, for they do not care if someone is from San Francisco or the Heartland of America, San Franciscans can beat them back with AIDS and hallucinations and perversions. The military will be needed where they are welcomed.