Wednesday, November 09, 2005

San Francisco Approves Gun, Military Recruiting Ban

Of course, if you're in Baghdad-by-the-Bay (that's what they call it; nothing to do with me), the descent into barbarism proceeds at an even faster pace:

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.

I suppose the silver lining to it all is the revelation that there still are not only schools but children in San Francisco. And then, of course, the Baghdadian burghers' good efforts in regard to the military may not be quite as necessary as they thought. The military may not be coveting their dewy-eyed progeny after all. Vide this from "Strategy Page":

The U.S. Department of Defense sees urban schools as one of its biggest recruiting obstacles. Not because leftist teachers in some of those schools try to keep recruiters out, but because so many potential recruits have to be turned down because of the poor education they have received in those schools.

The rest is here. [First noticed via Jerry's day book.]