Skip to comments.California Governor Approves Broadest Gun Seizure Laws In US
Posted on 10/12/2019 8:44:20 PM PDT by Windflier
Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved some of the strictest gun laws and gun seizure powers in the U.S. Friday, signing into law 15 different pieces of gun legislation.
Newsom has reinforced a red flag law that enables educators, employers and co-workers to inform on gun owners and request that a restraining order be placed on them if they are believed to be a danger to themselves or society, according to the Associated Press.
The bill was deemed to be to extreme even for Newsoms predecessor, former Gov. Jerry Brown, who was also an enthusiastic advocate of gun control. Brown vetoed the legislation twice.
Todays legislation also included a bill that would make these restraining orders last for up to five years. Judges may also issue search warrants when the restraining orders are mandated so that authorities may enter a private residence to seize guns, per AP. (RELATED: Gavin Newsom Rips Trump To The U.N.)
California has outperformed the rest of the nation, because of our gun safety laws, in reducing the gun murder rate substantially compared to the national reduction, Newsom said as he approved the legislation, AP noted. No state does it as well or comprehensively as the state of California, and we still have a long way to go.
Newsom also encouraged people in the state to tune in as we sign 15 bills to help prevent gun violence in CA.
The governor claimed that gun homicides declined twice and fast as the national average between 1993 and 2017.
Co-workers who want to have another employees guns seized must demonstrate that they have substantial and regular interactions with the gun owner they are fingering. Employers must also agree with the employees assessment before a restraining order is issued and accusers must complete a sworn statement that explains why they believe the gun owner should be restrained.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) did not support the bill because the legislative watchdog believes it poses a significant threat to civil liberties as gun owners can be subject to a restraining order without even being told they are under investigation, AP noted.
Also, the ACLU argued that co-workers might not be the ideal person to judge a gun owners potential danger because they could well lack the relationship or skills required to make an appropriate assessment.
The new laws will be effective Jan. 1, 2020.
This will not end well.
Basically the Governor is giving his blessing to a SWATing free for all.
Anti gun people think that just someone owning a gun makes them a threat to society.
SCOTUS will ram this on up Kalifornia’s southern passage.
Absolutely insane. CA has essentially become nazi Germany.
All the wild horses in Texas couldn’t drag me to that crap hole.
And that communist POS governor isn’t through yet. He’s gonna keep pushing crap that’s gonna hurt that state for a long, long time.
Why only five years? Why not for life?
Boy, he thinks he’s the next Chavez or Maduro, doesn’t he? Power-drunk little azzhole. This will not end well.
“The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) did not support the bill because the legislative watchdog believes it poses a significant threat to civil liberties as gun owners can be subject to a restraining order without even being told they are under investigation, AP noted.”
That’s the most shocking thing in this article. ACLU?? Support due process? Unthinkable. I had to read it twice.
I wonder is this is the MATCH that will light the fuse of the long-feared CWII??
“...I wonder is this is the MATCH that will light the fuse of the long-feared CWII??....”
Well, the communists have been ‘throwing matches” at the “fuse” for quite a long while now. There’s no better place for one to actually light it off than CA.
It didn’t start too good neither.
Due process? Leftists ruin everything. And then ruin it some more, by trying to “fix” what they broke.
“...shall not be infringed.”
This phrase means, to me, that whatever it refers to shall not be changed, fiddled or monkeyed with, or touched with a ten foot pole. Any law that, in any way, changes the right to keep and bear arms is “infringing” and shall not be done.
Simple, but brilliantly done by our God inspired Founders.
The vast majority of people who believe that the government has the right to regulate gun ownership by passing new laws ... have a poor understanding of our Constitution!
Most of the arguments about the Second Amendment ... made by both sides, revolve around a single assumption - that the Second Amendment grants a citizen the right to bear arms.
What both sides fail to understand is that the Second Amendment grants no such right, in fact, the Constitution grants no rights at all!
What the Constitution does do is identify what powers the people grant to the government.
This is the whole purpose of the Constitution - to tell the government what it can and cannot do, our Constitution is a limit on government.
That is why Marxists, Socialist, Progressive Democrats, et al. have such a disdain for our Constitution ...
It is a limitation on Government not a limitation on We The People.
Read the Second Amendment closely.
Nowhere does it state that the people have a right to bear arms but rather that the government cannot infringe on that right.
The framers of our Constitution believed that our right to bear arms is a natural right , not a right to be given to us by government.
This is ... and should have always been the way our 2ND amendment Right To Bear Arms needed to be presented!
Every single law passed on gun control is an illegal law!
Every single one!
The courts cannot overrule the Constitution even though the ignorant masses have allowed them the freedom to do so!
If the government is allowed to dictate what we are ‘permitted’ to own, to defend ourselves, how exactly are we able, if ever, to defend against the tyranny of that government!?
Just look at how the Democrats running for President are threatening to ‘erode’ our gun rights even further!
(If not downright confiscation!)
With careful planning, I will never visit the three left coast states again. I have been to all three states many times, on business and visiting my kids when they had the misfortune to be living in CA and OR. Those states have become the poster pictures of the “shithole world.”
The forces of Darkness are working overtime signing legislation while California literally sits in the dark.
interactions with a gun owner is enough for confiscation?
Pelosi nephew is a homo...
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