Shot Down

San Francisco bars handguns

Could this be the year when the gun-control tide finally began to turn? First peaceful Morton Grove, Ill, enacted a ban on handguns, then Chicago passed a handgun freeze prohibiting new registrations. Last week San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein signed an ordinance making it illegal to carry or even keep a handgun at home. Handgun owners (the military and armored-vehicle drivers, among others, are exempted) have until the end of October to either get their weapons out of the city or store them permanently at a licensed shooting range. The maximum sentence: six months in jail.

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