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Gov. Brown OKs funds to confiscate guns from criminals, mentally ill
Los Angeles Times ^ | May 1, 2013 | Patrick McGreevy

Posted on 05/01/2013 6:04:37 PM PDT by grundle

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at taking handguns and assault rifles away from 20,000 Californians who acquired them legally but have since been disqualified from ownership because of a criminal conviction or serious mental illness.

The measure, the first of several gun-related bills to reach the governor, allocates $24 million in surplus funds to hire dozens of additional special agents to tackle a backlog of 40,000 weapons in the hands of people not allowed to possess firearms.

“This bipartisan bill makes our communities safer by giving law enforcement the resources they need to get guns out of the hands of potentially dangerous individuals,” said Evan Westrup, a spokesman for the governor.

The state operates a database that cross-references a list of gun owners with those disqualified later from owning guns. But, budget cuts have prevented the state Department of Justice from keeping up with the growing number of people on the list.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: guncontrol

1 posted on 05/01/2013 6:04:37 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Where did California get 24 millions dollars in surplus funds????

WE are seeing now what the plan is for all gun owners. I only wish we could get all of these people together and have them make a stand.


2 posted on 05/01/2013 6:06:37 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: grundle
See how easily ol'jer Brown sidesteps coming to grips with the hispanic and black gangs in California?

Going after just the people whose families cared enough to get them psychiatric care is hardly where we need to be headed.

Let's see the CHP doing door to door in East LA first!

3 posted on 05/01/2013 6:07:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: grundle
But, budget cuts have prevented the state Department of Justice from keeping up with the growing number of people on the list.

What the hell? Are more crimes being committed or are their just more crazy people out there due to the massive invasion of illegal aliens that we are experiencing?

4 posted on 05/01/2013 6:09:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: grundle

Just wondering how many lakes will be having an increase in boating accidents?


5 posted on 05/01/2013 6:11:11 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Venturer

same question i have...”allocates $24 million in surplus funds”...wherre in the hell did that come from in CA?

be very very worried my friends!!!!!!!!!!!!

obama is in season...treason is the reason!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 05/01/2013 6:11:45 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: grundle

If the state of Arizona could not trump federal law pertaining to immigration, how and why can the state of Kalifornia trump federal law pertaining to gun ownership and/or possession?


7 posted on 05/01/2013 6:18:00 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: grundle
Won't be long before conservatism is classified as a mental illness.
8 posted on 05/01/2013 6:21:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: grundle

I guess at face value it is a well intended idea....so is the road to hell...

I am sure getting guns out the hands of the mentally ill and felons will just make them buy them illegally.....

But it will make liberals feel good....they got to screw legal gun owners over by making them pay for it, spending tax payer money is always fun and they get to say we did something,,,


9 posted on 05/01/2013 6:24:13 PM PDT by JZoback
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To: Venturer

Sounds like jer has been sniffin’ in the ol’ coke bowl again. Moonbeams awayyyyyyyyyyy.................


10 posted on 05/01/2013 6:31:17 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Exactly;
Lets define “Serious” mental illness, then progressively re-define that downward.
Have taken stress medication? Spoken to a grief counselor over a personal tragedy, taken meds for migraines; Or next ANYONE in your household with said issues?, then any friends or family who have had issues that may get your guns when your not looking...

Its all for your safety
I seem to have read about this before???


11 posted on 05/01/2013 6:43:14 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Not more criminals. They just expand the definition of mental illness until everyone is covered. Next step will be if your GPA was not at least 3.8. You might still be OK but I wont be OK. :)


12 posted on 05/01/2013 6:44:24 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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To: grundle
Gov. Brown OKs funds to confiscate guns from criminals, mentally ill

Why bother, they'll just use baseball bats, axes, knives, plastic bags, poison, fire, drowning etc to kill someone.

Just LOCK THE BASTARDS UP!

13 posted on 05/01/2013 6:46:28 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (HEY RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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Why bother, they'll just use baseball bats, axes, knives, plastic bags, poison, fire, drowning etc to kill someone.

Firearms did not become available to a common criminal until 20th century. We have several thousand years of recorded history before that. Highway robbers just used farming implements to kill travelers. A mere stone tied to a stick is a formidable weapon if you have only your bare hands, or even a short knife, to defend yourself. Weaker or untrained people had no chance of survival.

14 posted on 05/01/2013 6:56:47 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: JZoback
I am sure getting guns out the hands of the mentally ill and felons will just make them buy them illegally..... But it will make liberals feel good.

If they can sell this in CA today, the campaign will start tomorrow to make it Federal law.

Sounds good on its face (keeping guns away from the mentally ill and criminals) but beware...

Remember all those tax bills that only "the RICH" would be effected by? After the bills passed, you found out you were suddenly RICH!

Once they can deny mentally ill people their 2nd amendment rights, suddenly a lot more people will be mentally ill. And guess who it will be?

15 posted on 05/01/2013 6:59:03 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: Venturer
Where did California get 24 millions dollars in surplus funds?

It's all done with trick photography accounting.

16 posted on 05/01/2013 7:18:51 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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The money was STOLEN from law-abiding California gun owners.
The law says the CA DOJ can only charge a background check fee sufficient to cover the actual cost. For years they charged more and piled the excess into this account, which has now been raided for the gun confiscation program.


17 posted on 05/01/2013 7:21:20 PM PDT by barefoot_hiker
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To: grundle

I can see the new TV show: LA Survivor. Armed with a pair of nose hair scissors and a nail file, you have to survive for two weeks in LA.


18 posted on 05/01/2013 7:21:20 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You don't have to be stupid to become a Progressive, but it does speed up the process.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Won’t be long before conservatism is classified as a mental illness. “

Yeah, and it will be leveled at those conservatives who post that liberalism is a mental disease! lol


19 posted on 05/01/2013 7:46:18 PM PDT by DBrow
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“The measure, the first of several gun-related bills to reach the governor, allocates $24 million in surplus funds” ! ! ! !

That commie pest hole is bankrupt! Where is Gov Moonbeam stealing that money from?


20 posted on 05/01/2013 8:19:31 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: grundle
Gov. Brown OKs funds to confiscate guns from criminals, mentally ill

PS ... You're all a bunch of crazy criminals.

Signed,
Governor Moonbeam

21 posted on 05/01/2013 8:21:58 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Life, liberty, property, family, RKBA, sovereignty, security, borders, independence, the oath.)
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To: grundle

“What, you’re a Republican in California?

“That’s a sign of serious mental illness, fellah - we’ll be stopping by to confiscate your firearms presently.”


22 posted on 05/01/2013 8:53:26 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: grundle

The Moonbeam Song

Have you ever watched a moonbeam as it slid across your windowpane
Or struggled with a bit of rain or danced about the weathervane
Or sat along a moving train and wondered where the train has been?

HARRY NILSSON


23 posted on 05/01/2013 8:59:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: grundle

I want to know where in the 2nd amendment it says people undergoing psychiatric care lose their 2nd amendment rights. There is a rumor going around here in NJ that if a couple see a shrink for marriage counseling, the cops are notified and a knock on the door will ensue.


24 posted on 05/02/2013 5:14:34 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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