Monday, January 24, 2005

San Franciso seeks handgun ban

A member of the City Bd of Supervisors (akin to City Council), who hails from the Washington area, said it's unfair to compare the gun ban that failed to curb long-term crime rates in Washington D.C. (Which has a murder rate of 44 victims per 100,000 residents. San Fran, by contrast is at 9.2/100,000.) The district faces greater poverty, unemployment and "serious social issues that I wouldn't expect the majority of pro-gun America to understand," said the Board member.

The story can be found here.

Sing it Frank--I left my bleeding heart in San Franciso.