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News, The Snitch John McAfee Brings Guns to Bitcoin Fight in SF

John McAfee Brings Guns to Bitcoin Fight in SF

In Scott McKenzie’s famous song about this famous city, he tells visitors they’re “gonna meet some gentle people” in San Francisco. Apparently John McAfee doesn’t believe him - and if he’d written the song, he probably would’ve sang something like,…
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News, The Snitch After Orlando, Will The Pro-Gun Lobby Keep Using Trans People As Campaign Props? (Spoiler: Yes)

After Orlando, Will The Pro-Gun Lobby Keep Using Trans People As Campaign Props? (Spoiler: Yes)

This fall, Californians will vote on a ballot proposition that would extend the state's gun control laws. The "Safety For All" campaign would not ban guns in California — far from it — but would ban large-capacity magazines, require…
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News, The Snitch Here are the Proposed Gun Control Measures Currently in the California Legislature

Here are the Proposed Gun Control Measures Currently in the California Legislature

To quickly and efficiently kill people at a gay club in Orlando early Sunday morning — and to do so at a scale greater than any other civilian armed with a gun in American history — Omar Mateen used…
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News, The Snitch So Much For Gun Safety: Another Law Enforcement Gun Stolen in S.F.

So Much For Gun Safety: Another Law Enforcement Gun Stolen in S.F.

It seems high time for people authorized to carry firearms to stop leaving them unattended in vehicles, especially in the Bay Area, or they should at least find funding to upgrade every FBI, Secret Service, city cop, and ICE…
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News, The Snitch Another Law Enforcement Gun Stolen, This One in Burglary

Another Law Enforcement Gun Stolen, This One in Burglary

Yet another firearm (formerly) belonging to a member of law enforcement is on the loose and unaccounted for in San Francisco, following a burglary in Visitacion Valley. The San Francisco Examiner first reported a San Francisco Sheriff's deputy announced…
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News, The Snitch S.F. is Becoming "The City Where Guns Are Lost"

S.F. is Becoming "The City Where Guns Are Lost"

A young woman is fatally shot in San Francisco in July. An artist is gunned down in September in Oakland. Aside from lives lost to gun violence, these two deaths have another troubling similarity: the murder weapon used to…
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Dining, SFoodie Friday Six: Sex and Chocolate at the Exploratorium, Another Taco Bell Eats It

Friday Six: Sex and Chocolate at the Exploratorium, Another Taco Bell Eats It

February After Dark at…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Revises Gun Policy in Wake of Mario Woods Shooting

SFPD Revises Gun Policy in Wake of Mario Woods Shooting

The San Francisco Police Department is revising its gun policy in the wake of the controversial shooting death of 26-year-old Mario Woods on Dec. 2. As the Chronicle reports, the department will now require officers to inform their supervisors…
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News, The Snitch The Feds Lose Hundreds of Guns a Year, and They Keep Turning Up in Bay Area Homicides

The Feds Lose Hundreds of Guns a Year, and They Keep Turning Up in Bay Area Homicides

A sick sense of déjà vu accompanied the announcement last week that the gun used to kill Oakland muralist Antonio Ramos in September was the same weapon stolen from a federal agent’s car in San Francisco weeks earlier. A…
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News, The Snitch City College Debates Whether to Arm Campus Police

City College Debates Whether to Arm Campus Police

Should campus cops carry guns? That’s the question being debated at City College of San Francisco, where a would-be shooter forced the school library to evacuate last month. On Oct. 13, an altercation between three students spilled into the…
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News, The Snitch Will This Shooting Be Our 101 California (And Finally Change Something)?

Will This Shooting Be Our 101 California (And Finally Change Something)?

On the afternoon of July 1, 1993, a middle-aged man in a dark suit walked into a law office on the 34th floor of 101 California Street, the striking circular skyscraper near the Embarcadero BART station. A UC Santa Cruz…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Impact Theatre's <i>The Gun Show</i> Questions America's Gun Obsession

Impact Theatre's The Gun Show Questions America's Gun Obsession

Americans love guns. Or, rather, half of Americans love guns, while the other half, characterized in The Gun Show as “granola-eating, Whole Foods-shopping, Rachel Maddow-listening, liberal pinko lefties”, wants to ban them all forever. Like many issues of national…
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News, The Snitch Urban Shield's "Top Seller" is a T-Shirt Riffing on #BlackLivesMatter

Urban Shield's "Top Seller" is a T-Shirt Riffing on #BlackLivesMatter

After years of protest over the annual Urban Shield conference at the Oakland Marriott, this year's event has been moved to the Alameda County fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Urban Shield is a trade show and training exercise for law enforcement…
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News, The Snitch Anti-Gun Advocates Pull Trigger on Crowd-Funding Gun Buyback Campaign

Anti-Gun Advocates Pull Trigger on Crowd-Funding Gun Buyback Campaign

It seems like the gun debate is reignited every time there's a mass shooting, only to be forgotten shortly after. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of people continue to die each year from gun-related violence nationwide. A couple of San Francisco…
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News, The Snitch World Series, Presidential Visit, Back-to-Back Murders Kept S.F. Cops Busy Last Month

World Series, Presidential Visit, Back-to-Back Murders Kept S.F. Cops Busy Last Month

You thought you had a busy October? Between the nonstop special events and increasing gun violence in the Mission, believe us when we say San Francisco cops were pretty occupied, and it wasn't exactly a fun day at the bluegrass…
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News, The Snitch Cops Seize 10 Guns in Bayview on Saturday

Cops Seize 10 Guns in Bayview on Saturday

On Aug. 7, Mayor Ed Lee held a press conference at Calvary Hill Community Church near the Bayview district to announce that he was dropping his pursuit of the conntroversial "stop and frisk" policy. SFPD Chief Greg Suhr joined him…
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News, The Snitch Alameda Gun Ordinance to Go Before Full 9th Circuit Appeals Court

Alameda Gun Ordinance to Go Before Full 9th Circuit Appeals Court

The quest for the rights of ordinary, hardworking Americans to carry bazookas and roll Abrams tanks across government property continues its slow advance. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has  agreed to revisit an Alameda County couple's claim that a…
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News, The Snitch Gun Rights Crusaders Target State Over Definition of "Assault Weapon"

Gun Rights Crusaders Target State Over Definition of "Assault Weapon"

The term "assault weapon" has always rankled Second Amendment absolutists. Handled properly, an umbrella could be an "assault weapon." Considering the purpose of a weapon, the term "assault weapon" is rather redundant. In this state it's also "unconstitutionally vague" according…
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News, The Snitch AG's Office Warns of Gang-and-Drug Armageddon If State Budget Passes

AG's Office Warns of Gang-and-Drug Armageddon If State Budget Passes

As lawmakers prepare to finalize the state budget today, another government agency has joined the chorus of groups declaring that spending cuts in the plan will be disastrous: the office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris.Harris, who has been on…
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News, The Snitch Muni Admits Ban on Ads 'Promoting Use of Firearms' May Be Illegal

Muni Admits Ban on Ads 'Promoting Use of Firearms' May Be Illegal

Earlier this week, we reported on Muni pulling an about-face regarding ads advocating gun use -- faster than a speeding bullet. While the transit agency edited the guns out of ads for the cop comedy The Other Guys due to…
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