View Full Version : Two newspapers published my letter on the court shooting down the SF handgun ban.

01-18-2008, 12:33 AM
My letter regarding the court shooting down the SF handgun ban was
published, in both the Bay Guardian (an alternative sf newspaper), and the
Bay Times (a gay sf newspaper)

The Bay guardian url http://tinyurl.com/3xzwyt
The Bay times url http://tinyurl.com/2z7ufb

The state appeals court has refused to revive San Francisco's Proposition H ban on handgun possession. The city will now have to pay the legal expenses of the National Rifle Association.

Even though Sups. Chris Daly, Bevan Dufty, Tom Ammiano, Matt Gonzalez, and Ross Mirkarimi were advised that this misadventure would fail in court, they ignored legal advice in pushing fake crime control.

San Franciscans should ask themselves how they feel to be deceived by these supervisors and to have their hard-earned tax money flushed down the toilet.

Tom Boyer of the Pink Pistols

01-18-2008, 1:21 AM
Very succinct and compelling. Congrats!!

01-18-2008, 1:37 AM

01-18-2008, 5:19 AM
Now if the citizens of SF would actually hold them responsible for wasting the cities money, may be then some of these politician/alarmists would think twice before starting another frivolous lawsuit.

01-18-2008, 8:39 AM
Nice job Tom..

01-18-2008, 8:49 AM
Well done.

01-18-2008, 8:55 AM
Nice to see our side published! Great job.....

01-18-2008, 9:39 AM
good letter :)

01-18-2008, 10:24 AM
Well written :cheers2:

01-18-2008, 10:38 AM
Good on ya, Tom. Thanks.

And thanks to the Pink Pistols for fighting Prop H.

01-18-2008, 10:41 AM
Excellent work Tom!


01-18-2008, 11:10 AM
I always think that the Pink Pistols will probably wind up carrying the day for gun owners in this state. Because they manage to be a minority that is actively suppressed and threatened with physical violence for being themselves. So if anyone can push for CCW in a major metropolitan area, its them.

Good on you for the letters. :)

01-18-2008, 11:11 AM

how does the LGBT community "view" the PINK PISTOL group?

wacky gun nuts or the opposite?

01-18-2008, 11:14 AM
Wow. Nice job!

And I agree with aileron.

01-18-2008, 11:39 AM

01-18-2008, 12:22 PM
Very well done. It will make people think which is a major accomplishment these days.

01-18-2008, 12:46 PM
Good job Tom.
I'm a little surprised but glad to see The Bay Guardian printed your letter.

01-18-2008, 2:24 PM
Great job.

01-18-2008, 2:44 PM
Good job!

01-18-2008, 5:04 PM

how does the LGBT community "view" the PINK PISTOL group?

wacky gun nuts or the opposite?

The reaction to the pink pistols in the gay community (LGBT) is mixed, at first some thought that we were a front for the NRA, but that was about eight years ago when the pink pistols were first organized (if you could call it that)..
But because we are a gay origination we have gotten nothing but fair treatment from the press,
which is not always the case with other firearm right groups.
In fact, I remember the shocked look on a San Francisco Chronicles reporter’s face, when one
of our younger members stated that the 2nd amendment was more important than gay marriage.
the reporter stopped writing and said, “ how can you say that” he then explained something to
the affect that marriage meant nothing if you our a love one was dead,
The reporter did put his statement that the 2nd amendment was more important than gay marriage in the story
Also the pink pistols have had access to gay political clubs and AIDS groups
(we have done two shoots for a club for HIV + gay men), which I would
like to think was the reason why only 58 % of San Francisco voted for
the handgun ban (prop H) as opposed to 65 % of San Francisco voting for
the state wide handgun ban in 1982 (prop 15) and certainly there was more
legal firearm owners in 1982 (there was more hunting licenses issued anyway)

01-18-2008, 5:27 PM
Congratulations, Tom! Wonderful succinct letter. You and the Pink Pistols truly are our vanguard in San Francisco.