Gov. Brown gets $24 million to carry out gun grabs

American Thinker

How  many innocent gun owners are going to get caught up in this dragnet? The fact  is, this law is a disaster waiting to happen and Californians are going to  suffer for it.

LA  Times:

The  state will send dozens of new agents into California  neighborhoods this summer  to confiscate nearly 40,000 handguns and  assault rifles from people barred by  law from owning firearms, officials  said Wednesday.

The  plan received the green light Wednesday, when Gov. Jerry  Brown signed legislation providing $24 million to clear the backlog of   weapons known to be in the hands of about 20,000 people who acquired  them  legally. They were later disqualified because of criminal  convictions,  restraining orders or serious mental illness.

The bill is the first of more than a dozen gun  measures introduced by California lawmakers after the December massacre of  20 children and six adults at Sandy  Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

“This  bipartisan bill makes  our communities safer by giving law enforcement the  resources they need  to get guns out of the hands of potentially dangerous  individuals,” said  Evan Westrup, a spokesman for the  governor.

California  is the only state in the nation to operate a database that  cross-references gun  owners with those who are subsequently  disqualified from owning firearms. But  budget cuts have prevented the  state Department of Justice from keeping up with the list, which grows  by 15 to 20 names  every day, officials said.

The  new funds will allow the department to hire 36 additional special  agents and  support staff, with the first officers expected to hit the  streets in July,  said Lynda Gledhill, a spokeswoman for Atty. Gen. Kamala  Harris. The money comes from a  surplus in fees paid for background checks by people purchasing  guns.

Someone  want to define “serious” mental illness? How old does the restraining order have  to be? Less than 10 years?

I’m  all for keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals and psychotics. But  you know that some innocents are going to be deprived of their Second Amendment  rights because of mistakes, or poorly defined criteria for taking someone’s  firearm. What recourse will they have then?

Bad  times ahead for California gun owners.

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2 thoughts on “Gov. Brown gets $24 million to carry out gun grabs

  1. I sense a civil war on the way. The feds want our guns for one reason and one reason only ! To CONTROL us ! Open your eyes folks.barack HUSSAIN obams is a man I dont trust ! At all

  2. HUSSEIN. Sorry I forget the spelling of Koran readers names

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