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December 16, 2004

GETTING BLUER: Publicola reports that San Francisco wants a complete ban on handgun possession. I hope that the Federal government will step in to protect San Franciscans' civil rights.

UPDATE: Eugene Volokh explains why this isn't just a local issue:

I take it that abortion rights activists in California wouldn't be persuaded by anti-abortion activists' arguments that "Oh, don't worry, we won't ban abortions in California, since obviously we wouldn't have the votes; we're just trying to ban them in Texas." Presumably the abortion rights activists would say that they care about what they see as the fundamental rights of people all over the country. Likewise, I would think, with gun rights activists.

Indeed.