San Francisco Chronicle
State law is pretty clear that such regulation is the Legislature’s domain. Passage of H is unlikely to produce anything more than litigation. But even if it were to prevail in court, this one-city ban would be so impractical and widely defied that it would be meaningless.”
San Francisco Examiner
Prop. H would not be an effective or appropriate means of preventing violent crime. Read more
Sf-frontlines – “Newspaper Of The Left”
“This bill will mainly send handguns underground, [p]eople who plan on using guns for illegal purposes aren’t going to worry much about this law,” say the editors of Frontlines. Read more
San Francisco Police Officers Association Opposes Proposition H
The San Francisco Police Officers Association (POA), representing men and women dedicated to a life of service to public safety, must evaluate any legislative effort affecting its membership. After careful review and analysis, the POA does not support the proposed ballot initiative that would nullify the personal choice of city residents to lawfully possess a handgun for selfdefense purposes. Read More
What is Proposition H ?
On November 8, San Francisco voters will decide if the rights that all Americans value— the right to privacy, the right to be safe in our homes and neighborhoods, the right to have personal property protected from confiscation, and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms—will be secured, or surrendered. Securing those civil liberties is simple:
Vote NO on Proposition H and Protect Your Right to Protect Yourself !
Proposition H seeks to prohibit law-abiding San Francisco residents from purchasing firearms—rifles, shotguns and handguns— for any lawful reason, whether it be for self-defense, hunting or recreational shooting. If Proposition H passes, current law-abiding gun owners would have to surrender their registered handguns to the police.
Handguns not turned in voluntarily will become contraband, to be found and collected by the police, law enforcement officers who will be diverted from their jobs of apprehending violent criminals.
San Francisco residents do have a choice. They can vote NO on November 8 and defeat Proposition H. They can stand up for their civil liberties and tell the politicians that the answer to crime is not to shred constitutionally guaranteed civil rights, but to apprehend, prosecute and punish criminals. Read More
Sponsor’s Arguments for Proposition H And NRA’s Response
Ordinance Text and Description
The following is the proposed ordinance as passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Be it ordained by the People of the City and County of San Francisco:
Section 1. Findings
The people of the City and County of San Francisco hereby find and declare:
Handgun violence is a serious problem in San Francisco. According to a San Francisco Department of Public Health report published in 2002, 176 handgun incidents in San Francisco affected 213 victims in 1999, the last year for which data is available. Only 26.8% of firearms were recovered. Of all firearms used to cause injury or death, 67% were handguns.
San Franciscans have a right to live in a safe and secure City. The presence of handguns poses a significant threat to the safety of San Franciscans.