As Of Yesterday, Legal Gun Owners In California Can Have Their Weapons Seized. Here’s How.
California lawmakers cannot take away their citizen’s rights fast enough. A new law just went into effect that ignores the 2nd amendment entirely.
As of January 1st, police officers in the state of California can seize guns from a law abiding gun owner without any prior warning if a judge decides that there is a “potential for violence.” According to Newsmax, the new law is being described as a “gun violence restraining order.”
This new law resulted from a shooting near the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2014. The shooter’s parents raised concerns about his mental health. Officers visited the family’s home but never searched the shooter’s apartment.
LAPD Assistant Chief Michael Moore describes the weapons seizures as a nothing more than a timeout. “The law gives us a vehicle to cause the person to surrender their weapons, to have a time out if you will,” Moore said, “It’s a short duration and it allows for due process. It’s an opportunity for mental health professionals to provide an analysis of a person’s mental state.”
While the law seems noble in theory, it leaves such an open interpretation and allows for gun confiscation on the whim of the judge and police officers. Who defines what “potential for violence” is? Everyone is capable of violence.
This unconstitutional law has paved the way for gun confiscation, starting with California. This won’t be the last state to adopt this law.