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San Francisco, NRA reach agreement on handgun ban
modbee ^ | 12-28-05

Posted on 12/28/2005 6:32:47 PM PST by LouAvul

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The city of San Francisco reached agreement with the National Rifle Association on Wednesday to temporarily delay enforcing part of a voter-approved handgun ban.

Voters on Nov. 8 approved banning the sale and possession of handguns in the city. Residents still must get rid of their weapons by April 1. But the NRA and city agreed to delay from Jan. 1 to March 1 the deadline for banning the sale of handguns in the city.

In exchange for the postponement, the NRA agreed to abandon its bid for a temporary restraining order and instead have the issue litigated in the courts - a move that will ultimately resolve it more quickly. The NRA sought a restraining order the day after the measure was approved.

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KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; nra; sf
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To: LouAvul

Enough time for gun-owners to move out?

41 posted on 12/29/2005 3:35:55 PM PST by pankot
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To: P8riot

LOL. You're a good American!

42 posted on 12/29/2005 3:41:45 PM PST by stevio (Red-Blooded American Male (NRA))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I'd live in Oakland.

You'd be darned grateful to have that gun, if you lived in Oakland.

43 posted on 12/29/2005 4:01:40 PM PST by kstewskis ("Go to your room!"....Dan Rowan to Dick Martin)
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To: Rome2000
Gay sex kills way more SF residents than handguns ever will.

So many thoughts come to mind! ;^)

44 posted on 12/29/2005 4:06:29 PM PST by airborne (If being a Christian was a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict you?)
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To: LouAvul

Lo, how one of the most beautiful cities in the US has fallen. Should disaster befall this city, they can stew in their own juices as far as I'm concerned. The Big One is coming folks, and when the mob runs rampant through the streets of SF...don't call me.

45 posted on 12/29/2005 4:11:49 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Happy 2006 everyone)
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To: Conservative4Ever
Lo, how one of the most beautiful cities in the US has fallen.

So true. Liberals are an intolerant lot. It's always "My way, or the highway" with them. As such, their cult requires an ass-kicking from time to time.

"From each, according to their means," is their communitarian creed backed by badges, bullets, and pension plans.

Banning handguns (nothing more that a sophisticated version of the axe, kitchen knife, frozen leg of lamb, or hammer) is simply an act to ban behavior(violence).

Conservatives should oppose such bans, as behaviors are ultimately unbannable. What's next: banning smiles, frowns, obstinance, abstinance, insubordination?

With intolerant liberals, all are possible. A free society would simply laugh at these sick f**ks. A not-so-free society must take them to court. And, you know you're screwed when they win.

46 posted on 12/29/2005 9:48:35 PM PST by budwiesest (What 's the matter, banjo out of tune?)
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To: Nachoman
After gun confiscation goes into effect, and murder rates triple, my bet is the SF city officials will blame it on guns being smuggled in from Fresno.



47 posted on 12/30/2005 4:41:27 AM PST by ninenot (Minister of Membership, Tomas Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: martin_fierro; LouAvul

48 posted on 12/30/2005 6:45:43 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions, keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: LouAvul
It will be entertaining to watch this sick farce play itself out. I live about 40 miles south of San Fransicko near San Jose. There are more guns in my town than there are cars. Still, even in San Fran there are maybe 20,000 legally bought and held pistols and revolvers, including the ones owned by current and retired law enforcement personnel. The police are not exempt from this stupid ordinance, but I bet by the time April 1 rolls around, they will be.

I have no trust in the California court system to "do the right and Constitutional thing" in this case. They (including the California SC) have already demonstrated that there is no such thing as a "a bad gun prohibition law." The rotten commie-infested 9th Circuit has ruled that the US Constitution does not protect an individual right to keep and bear firearms. The Cal SC upheld the West Hollywood "Saturday Night Special ban, more or less overturning the state's pre-emption status for guns.

I cannot imagine a San Francisco District court not finding a way to uphold this ban. The confiscation may be another matter, however.

49 posted on 01/03/2006 12:29:51 PM PST by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: LouAvul

50 posted on 01/03/2006 12:34:24 PM PST by TChris ("Unless you act, you're going to lose your world." - Mark Steyn)
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