Quantcast

2nd Amendment

California Begins Confiscating Legally-Purchased Guns

California Begins Confiscating Legally-Purchased Guns

It is not surprising that the first police raids to take legally-purchased firearms from citizens are in California. Until recently, the state had the strictest gun control laws and the liberal run state government has always looked unfavorably on the Second Amendment.

Earlier this year, the state legislature expanded the list of what they call “prohibited persons” – people who have legally registered a firearm but, for various reasons, are no longer allowed their Second Amendment rights. These reasons were expanded to include people who are behind on state taxes, did not pay toll fees in a “timely” manner and a wide range of other minor misdemeanors or reported mental health concerns.

In preparation for the crackdown, the state authorized $24 million to hire additional officers to track down 20,000 people on the list. One person on this list was Joe Mendez.

A police officer came to the door and lured Mendez out of his house with a story of a hit and run report. Once outside, he had M16s pointed within inches of his face, was taken into custody and had all weapons removed from his house.

It is important to remember that these were legally- purchased and registered firearms. That gets to the other issue about this initiative.

This case demonstrates what registration lists really are. They are tools to allow police to confiscate weapons. And, all they have to do in California is come up with a reason you should be on the prohibited persons list; a list that is continuously expanding in its scope and definition.

California gun owners beware: your firearms and rights are being confiscated by your liberal politicians.


2nd Amendment

More in 2nd Amendment

Bernie Sanders Sad

Surprisingly, A Socialist Running For President As A Democrat Is In Favor Of Gun Control

Brian CareyJuly 27, 2015
rh2

Retired General Doesn’t Think Americans Should Be Allowed To Carry Guns

Brian AndersonJuly 27, 2015
rw2

Rebel Wilson Wants America To Disarm Its Citizens Like Australia Did

Brian AndersonJuly 26, 2015
mda2

3 Moms Demand Action Members Stage Massive Rally In Denver

Brian AndersonJuly 25, 2015
hhk

Why Are There No Calls For ‘Knife Control’ After Mass Stabbing in Oklahoma?

Brian AndersonJuly 25, 2015
Gun Owner

The Right To Self Defense: Chicago CCW Permits Highest In High-Crime Black Neighborhoods

Robert GehlJuly 25, 2015

Connect With Us

Launched in July 2013 to be a blog that supports and defends the Constitution.

Authors

   
 

Copyright © 2015 Downtrend.com