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4 thoughts on “Aurora Voters Favor Keeping Pit Bull Ban by Wide Margin in First General Election Vote

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  1. Reactions from Facebook and Twitter following the Aurora results:

    "Found you, following!"

    "Let's hope that the people of Aurora chose LIFE AND LIMBS over the irresponsibility of Pit Bull owners and the ferocity of their dogs."


    "Now the city council can get back to work and not have their meetings hijacked."

    "That flying pit bull story did NOT help. ColoRADog's ad looked like a Jimmy Hendrix poster."

    "Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES!!!!"

    "I have not seen a final total, but for all intents and purposes it is. The people have spoken and it's a resounding landslide."

    "The ban is upheld by voters by a large margin." I'd like to see numbers.."

    "So far it is better than two to one."

    "Current totals 22,719 to drop the ban and 49,206 to keep the ban."

    "Thank goodness for common sense and the powerful desire to live in as much peace and safety as a vote can possibly bring. Power to the people!"

    "When Are You Going to Call Aurora 2D? — Allow pit bulls in the city Yes 22,719 No 92,898 – a Mauling!"

    "The lives of children matter to us regardless of which city they live in !!!"

  2. OTOH, there's very bad news from Pima County, Arizona. The build a bigger shelter (for pit bulls) initiative won big. This was the work of a local no-kill group (and its unwitting helpers).

    All I can say is this: If you voted for this initiative, you OWN the consequences. All of them. Including the increased attacks and maulings.

  3. I sent an email to my county board representative with the numbers from this ballot measure. He voted to allow our county shelter to adopt out pits after years of banning the practice. Of course this was all kept very hush hush and the only people he heard from were proponents until after the fact. I basically told him that no matter how vocal and well-organized pit advocates are, the bottom line is that they are a minority of voters, period. Normal people do not want these dogs in their neighborhoods and in the future he needs to think about the political consequences of putting public safety at risk.

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