Friday, May 25, 2007

SF Stormtroopers

Liberals sure are wonderful aren't they. They really do cherish the ideals expounded in the Constitution and would never, ever do anything to counter them. Unless of course those freedoms run counter to to something they want. In which case, never mind.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom hailed new proposed city gun legislation, and he did it Wednesday from the neighborhood most plagued by gun violence.

“Enough is enough,” said Newsom in the city’s Bayview district. “We need common sense gun control.”

Common-sense. Right. Remember that phrase when you read what they actually mean by common-sense gun control.

Another aspect would require all gun owners to store their guns disabled with a trigger lock or placed in a locked-box. Authorities said lock boxes would help to keep legal guns from being stolen and then later used illegally.

The idea, she contends, is to remind legal gun owners how to behave.

The SF authorities know how you should behave in the privacy of your own home. And they damn well mean to enforce it.

"Just because you legally possess a gun in the sanctity of your locked home doesn't mean that we're not going to walk into that home and check to see if you're being responsible and safe in the way that you conduct your affairs," Harris said.

In short, the government of SF knows better than you and to hell with the Constitution. I'm sure that the local Stormtroopers police are already preparing to invade the homes of gun owners- I mean, you can be sure that they'll prefer a "tactical" entry to a home where there might be a gun present. For safety's sake of course.

Now, if this had come from a Bush Administration official you can be sure that the howls of outrage from liberals about their freedoms being trampled could have been heard across the Atlantic. But no, this is from San Francisco, home of the far left- so expect to hear crickets chirping on the left side of the blogosphere about this one. And does anyone else notice the irony of San Francisco wanting to control what people do in their own homes?

Big hat-tip to Clayton Cramer.

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