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California Seizes Guns as Owners Lose Right to Keep Arms

Posted By admin On March 12, 2013 @ 11:11 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Michael B. Marois & James Nash
Bloomberg [1]
March 12, 2013

Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying 40-caliber Glock pistols, nine California 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.

They knocked on the door and asked to come in. About 45 minutes later, they came away peacefully with three firearms.

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.

“What do we do about the guns that are already in the hands of persons who, by law, are considered too dangerous to possess them?” Harris said in a letter to Vice President Joe Biden after a Connecticut school shooting in December left 26 dead. She recommended that Biden, heading a White House review of gun policy, consider California as a national model.

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[1] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-12/california-seizes-guns-as-owners-lose-right-to-bear-arms.html

[2] California OKs bill to take guns from ‘dangerous’ owners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/california-oks-bill-to-take-guns-from-dangerous-owners.html

[3] California, New York and DC look to ban 3D-printed guns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/california-new-york-and-dc-look-to-ban-3d-printed-guns.html

[4] Obama Asks Doctors to Spy on Gun Owners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-asks-doctors-to-spy-on-gun-owners.html

[5] All Semi-Automatic Pistols Sold In California to Require “Micro Stamp” Ballistic Identification: http://www.prisonplanet.com/effective-immediately-all-semi-automatic-pistols-sold-in-california-to-require-%e2%80%9cmicro-stamp%e2%80%9d-ballistic-identification.html

[6] The results are in: More guns sold mean fewer guns deaths, injuries: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-results-are-in-more-guns-sold-mean-fewer-guns-deaths-injuries.html

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