View Full Version : Positive SF media coverage AGAINST the gun ban -- Update

11-04-2005, 8:55 AM
Folks, the Coalition Against Prohibition (http://www.sfcap.org/) has been very active in getting out the message against Proposition H, the proposed gun ban. There has been a lot of media coverage on the topic, in the newspapers, TV and radio.

A couple of examples of recent activity:

On Tuesday, KGO, the local ABC affiliate, ran a story on the 6:00 news, which featured various people talking against the ban and only a couple of really weak pro arguments. You can read the transcript here (http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=elections&id=359794). Two other stations, including Telemundo, and a local Chinese-language station, also had spots on the news that were primarily anti-H.
On Thursday, KQED, the local NPR station, had a debate between Chris Daly, the measure's sponsor, and Larry Barsetti, a spokesman for the Coalition Against Prohibition (and authority on the matter, being a retired SFPD Lieutenant). They were joined by Professor Franklin Zimring, one of the leading proponents and experts on gun control policy, who has written books on the subject. He made various comments against the proposal, saying how bad it was. Most / all of the callers were no on H. To listen to the program, click here (http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R511030900).
The major local newspapers have all come out against H.
The San Francisco Police Officer's Association, SF Retired Police Officers, SF Sheriff Deputy's Association, Association of Highway Patrolmen (CHP), and BART (Transit) Police have all come out against H. There is a lengthy article in the SFPOA newsletter, and they are doing direct mailings to homes with a No on H message.

The list goes on. CAP has been plastering light poles with professionally-produced campaign signs for No on H. The proponents of H have been almost invisible and done next to nothing. There are no paid arguments in support of H in the voter's handbook, but many against.

No one is sure what will happen on Tuesday, but our side has at least been making an incredible effort in getting the message out. So far, almost everyone who has been thinking and talking about the issue has been against H, but we'll have to see how many of the knee-jerk leftie voters who don't bother to learn about the props will vote yes. Keep your fingers crossed for a NO ON H!!

(edit: updated link)

11-04-2005, 9:29 AM
*crosses fingers*

11-04-2005, 11:13 AM
Well lets just hope San Franciscans make the right choice.

11-04-2005, 12:08 PM
wait, as opposed to the left choice, or the wrong choice. Oh, wait, they tend to be the same on guns...

11-05-2005, 10:55 AM
Even the liberal talk radio stations have been vocal in their opposition for Prop H. They too can see that Prop H will leave law-abiding citizens totally defenseless, and that criminals will simply keep their guns.

This thing is going to tank. Hopefully the populace will remenber what was attempted and how dangerous it is.