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San Francisco handgun ban shut down

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Telperion, Apr 10, 2008.

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  1. Telperion

    Telperion Member

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    Proposition H is now dead, dead, dead. The city lost in the district court, the appeals court, and now the state supreme court has denied their petition for appeal.


    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/04/09/BARB102OFQ.DTL

    (04-09) 17:19 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- The state Supreme Court dealt a final blow Wednesday to San Francisco's voter-approved ban on handguns, rejecting the city's appeal of a lower-court ruling that sharply limited the ability of localities to regulate firearms.

    The court's unanimous order was a victory for the National Rifle Association, which sued on behalf of gun owners, advocates and dealers a day after the measure passed with 58 percent of the vote in November 2005. The initiative has never taken effect.

    The ordinance, Proposition H, would have forbidden San Francisco residents to possess handguns, exempting only law enforcement officers and others who needed guns for professional purposes. It would have also prohibited the manufacture, sale or distribution of any type of firearms or ammunition in San Francisco.​
     
  2. Winchester 73

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    Excellent news.
    The NRA helps make it happen again.I'm proud to be a member.
    Great comments follow the linked article.
    Most Californians are very happy.
     
  3. takhtakaal

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    Must avoid Photoshop today, must avoid Photoshop today ...
     
  4. hnk45acp

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    Proposition H - shrinks freedoms and increases irritation of gun rights
     
  5. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

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    There must be so much wealth out there that city goverments must spend so much time thinking up ways to spend money on self-inflicted legal fees. See also Berkley, et al..
     
  6. SWMAN

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    Professional puropses, is that anything like indivdual self-defense?
     
  7. usmarine0352_2005

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    No.


    Professional purposes = if your a bodyguard for a wealthy or famous individual.


    :fire:
     
  8. brighamr

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    Wow, good news for CA!
     
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