Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Maybe it's something in the water affecting Bay Area brains

Seems that the Stupid-visors governing S.F. want to do away with all guns: San Francisco Supervisors Propose Gun Ban:

"City residents will vote next year on a proposed weapons ban that would deny handguns to everyone except law enforcement officers, members of the military and security guards. If passed next November, residents would have 90 days to give up firearms they keep in their homes or businesses. The proposal was immediately dismissed as illegal by a gun owners group. "
I don't like guns, and think they ought to be subject to stringent rules of conduct (e.g., gun safes in homes, etc). However, before San Franciscans go ahead with this government ukase, maybe they should check out the statistics from England and Australia, countries that have already engaged in this grand experiment. Turns out that violent and gun-related crime has gone up dramatically in those countries. Apparently the gun lobby, a group I've always reflexively hated, was right all along: If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.