Skip to comments.Gov. Brown OKs funds to confiscate guns from criminals, mentally ill
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.
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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.
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!
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?
Just wondering how many lakes will be having an increase in boating accidents?
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!!!!!!!!!!!
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?
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,,,
Sounds like jer has been sniffin’ in the ol’ coke bowl again. Moonbeams awayyyyyyyyyyy.................
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???
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. :)
Why bother, they'll just use baseball bats, axes, knives, plastic bags, poison, fire, drowning etc to kill someone.
Just LOCK THE BASTARDS UP!
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.
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?
Where did California get 24 millions dollars in surplus funds?
It's all done with trick
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.
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.
“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
“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?
PS ... You're all a bunch of crazy criminals.
“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.”
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?
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.