Skip to comments.California Seizes Guns As Owners Lose Right To Keep Arms
Posted on 03/12/2013 5:20:49 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying 40-caliber Glock pistols, nine California Justice Department agents assembled outside a ranch-style house in a suburb east of Los Angeles. They were looking for a gun owner whod recently spent two days in a mental hospital.
They knocked on the door and asked to come in. About 45 minutes later, they came away peacefully with three firearms.
California is the only state that tracks and disarms people with legally registered guns who have lost the right to own them, according to Attorney General Kamala Harris. Almost 20,000 gun owners in the state are prohibited from possessing firearms, including convicted felons, those under a domestic violence restraining order or deemed mentally unstable.
What do we do about the guns that are already in the hands of persons who, by law, are considered too dangerous to possess them? Harris said in a letter to Vice President Joe Biden after a Connecticut school shooting in December left 26 dead. She recommended that Biden, heading a White House review of gun policy, consider California as a national model.
As many as 200,000 people nationwide may no longer be qualified to own firearms, according to Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis. Other states may lack confiscation programs because they dont track purchases as closely as California, which requires most weapons sales go through a licensed dealer and be reported.
3 guns were confiscated. No charges were made. This was precipitated by a nurses notes on an admission of the wife to a mental hospital.
It has been reported that most weapons confiscated by this process are destroyed.
anyone still claiming that registration doesn’t lead to confiscation?
Cops: We’re here to get your guns.
Woman: Get a search warrant.
I hope this policy will not lead to unnecessary deaths, but it seems risky. How many gun owners will be reluctant to get mental health help if they know that they could permanently lose their rights to hunt and to defend themselves at the whim of a single socialist nurse?
Bump! Almost instant.
Ping for later
And school/doctor/pharmacy records will be accessed for each ADHD, ADD pupil. They will be put on the “list” and denied the right to purchase a gun. ( if Kalifornia doesn’t ban them alltogether).
Check with the Caliornia state legislature ~ they’re mostly nut cases, and they’ve all got weapons.
LOL...how naive....they break your door down, shoot your dog, violate you and your family in every way imaginable, then you have to spend more money than you have to get "justice"
We don't need no steenkin warrant serf.....
>> LOL...how naive....they break your door down, shoot your dog, violate you and your family in every way imaginable, then you have to spend more money than you have to get “justice”
>>We don’t need no steenkin warrant serf.....
They were denied entry to a house because they had no search warrant.
Pretty bad precedent even for Kalifornia.
Works every time it's tried too, huh?
>>They were denied entry to a house because they had no search warrant.
>Works every time it’s tried too, huh?
It does if they don’t want to get sued.
It can take as little as 15 minutes to obtain a search warrant. You might want to come up with a different plan.
>>It can take as little as 15 minutes to obtain a search warrant. You might want to come up with a different plan.
That’s fine. Let the judge justify the criminal charges associated with the warrant.
Even worse, remember in the USSR they simply arrested dissidents and committed them to an asylum. The Kalifornia system could then seize all their assets. Like good little Commies.
You're joking, right?
You think they give a damn about getting sued when they don't pay the price?
When they start prosecuting the violators and holding them criminally responsible, then stripping them of their pensions instead of the tax payers, be sure to alert me.
BTW, let me know how this law suit turned out:
OK, so this woman went in for a mental health issue. Was she ajudicated mentally defective?
from a link after the article:
CA seized 2,000 weapons last year and 117,000 rounds of ammunition and 11,000 high-capacity magazines, according to state data.
Most of the weapons are destroyed.
Well Well Well
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