Monday, March 25, 2013

Gun Confiscation California Style: What it looks like - What Registration leads to - What it could become

California already has gun registration, listing owners who legally bought firearms, which means they know where to go to confiscate them. State DOJ Agents are going door to door confiscating guns from "prohibited persons". This is why "background checks" are being pushed at the Federal level: To create a national gun owner registry. Now when someone tries to tell you this is nonsense, look at California: They have a list and are forcibly confiscating guns, so don't say it cannot happen in the USA, it already is.  Now you have to ask yourself some questions: Today, they are confiscating guns from convicted felons (violent & non-violent), Misdemeanor "Domestic violence" violators, and alleged "mentally unstable" persons. Question 1: How easy do you think it would be for YOU to suddenly be judged  as a "prohibited person" under these criteria? and Question 2: How easy do you think it would be for this system to be abused with additional categories of prohibited person added on that YOU might fall under?. We have heard the reports of, for example, military veterans being declared a "suspect class" that may be targeted for firearms prohibition. What would stop politicians from arbitrarily declaring a host of different classes?. Next it could be those convicted of DUI (Questionable judgement), how about those who have declared bankruptcy?(Irresponsible) or political affiliations? (Like the Nazis did. NRA Members?) or even those who were arrested for legitimate self-defense situations whose charges were later dropped? (Use a gun, knife or empty hand to defend yourself, lose your gun rights!). The list could be a mile long. As late actor Aldo Ray once said: "It doesn't take a lead weight to fall on me" to see what is at stake here. The Canadians fought hard and finally got rid of their gun registry, yet nefarious forces want one here nationwide(?). Another fact to remember, California gets away with this stuff because there is no RKBA clause in the State Constitution. making it much easier to infringe on gun owners rights. This is what California, the State who gave us Feinstien (and "No Death Penalty for Cop Killers Kamala Harris), wants to foist on the entire nation. One stroke of the pen in the hands of a tyrant and suddenly YOU will be the one with armed agents knocking on (or kicking in) your door. Whatcha' gonna' do when they come for your firearms, Victim?... (S9) 
P.S.: Note the source of this report, an arch anti-gun fanatic...

California Seizes Guns as Owners Lose Right to Keep Arms

Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying 40-caliber Glock pistols, nine California (STOCA1)Justice Department agents assembled outside a ranch-style house in a suburb east of Los Angeles. They were looking for a gun owner who’d recently spent two days in a mental hospital...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...She recommended that Biden, heading a White House review of gun policy, consider California as a national model...Other states may lack confiscation programs because they don’t track purchases as closely as California, which requires most weapons sales go through a licensed dealer and be reported. “Very, very few states have an archive of firearm owners like we have,” said Wintemute, who helped set up the program...The no-gun list is compiled by cross-referencing files on almost 1 million handgun and assault-weapon owners with databases of new criminal records and involuntary mental-health commitments. About 15 to 20 names are added each day, according to the attorney general’s office...“The prohibited person can’t have access to a firearm,” regardless of who the registered owner is, said Michelle Gregory, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office...Agents more often arrest convicted felons who are prohibited from buying, receiving, owning or possessing a firearm, Gregory said. Violation of the ban is itself a felony...
Full article from Bloomberg is HERE

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