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San Francisco Voters Approve Handgun Ban By LOUISE CHU, Associated Press Writer
Wed Nov 9, 6:27 AM ET

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.

"We now have the moral weight of the city behind us, and it's definitely a valuable asset to have in our corner," said Bob Matthews, an activist for the proposition.


I feel for all you that live there. Hopefully it will be overturned!
 

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I hate to quote myself but it's just easier.

On SGW I said:
I will pay up to $200 per handgun depending on what it is and the overall condition. I can't afford to offer more but if you have a SW 500 Magnum or SW model 29 or 629 with a 6 inch barrel then I am interested. I am also looking for a stainless Walther PPK in .380 and will consider a PPK/S. I will negotiate on price for these three and am not out to stick it to anyone. I have an FFL on standby.

I suggest the law abiding gun owners of SF evacuate the city. The cost of living there is ridiculous anyway.
 

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Does anyone know what will happen to the guns that are turned in? If they are going to be melted then the rest of the country should have a crack at purchasing before such terrible waste.

How can anyone justify destroying personal property without some reasonable form of compensation?
 

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I fail to understand the logic of people who always seek to disarm the people, then enact measures to reduce military recruiting, then take the teeth out of law enforcement.

The world is not cute and cuddly. Cold steel keeps the cuddly safe.

Maybe one day the anti gunners will get drafted since the military can't recruit. Then they can give 42% of them weapons. Imagine them hollaring to get their hands on a gun then.

I'm sure it will do wonders for the crime rate in SF. Just look at what a crime free urban utopia Washingon DC is. Twits.
 
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