Wednesday, November 09, 2005

SF Voters Pass Gun Ban; Oust Military Recruiters

SAN FRANCISCO -- 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.

Measure H prohibits the manufacture and sale of all firearms and ammunition in the city, and make it illegal for residents to keep handguns in their homes or businesses .... current handgun owners would have to surrender their firearms by April. A coalition led by the National Rifle Association has said it plans to challenge the initiative in court ....

The military recruitment initiative also won .... dubbed "College Not Combat," opposes the presence of military recruiters at public high schools and colleges. Proposition I encourages city officials and university administrators to exclude recruiters and create scholarships and training programs that would reduce the military's appeal to young adults.



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