Sunday, May 5, 2013
California Tyranny: Gun confiscation bill signed, Registry of owners used for "Knock and Take" raids, Lawful gunowners Taxed to pay for more gun confiscation Police
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation Wednesday that will increase funding for a state program that confiscates firearms from people prohibited from owning them because they have violent criminal pasts or mental illnesses...California is the only state with an APPS (Armed & Prohibited Persons System - A DeFacto registry of gun-owners, which is why it is the only state that has it - (S9) program, which cross-references five databases to identify people who have legally purchased guns since 1996 but are now prohibited from owning or possessing firearms. The legislation will allow the state attorney general to hire 36 agents and support staff for APPS...Rep. Mike Thompson (D) of California...would create the federal Armed Prohibited Persons Act of 2013 – a competitive grant program for states to develop their own APPS programs...The $24 million will come from extra fees that will be added to gun purchases. "Going after criminals is a good thing, but the way they are paying for it is grossly unfair," Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California..."They are putting the entire burden on the back of law-abiding gun purchasers." Mr. Paredes said the state should instead create an education campaign to inform citizens who may not know they are disqualified from owning a firearm. It would be cheaper than doubling the number of agents in the APPS program, he said...
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