Skip to comments.California Begins Confiscating Legally-Purchased Guns
Posted on 08/23/2013 4:44:37 PM PDT by lowbridge
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.
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Registered, that is the operative word.
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
people are gonna die
The cops are wearing bright redcoats.
This is going to end sooooo Badly.
“The cops are wearing bright redcoats.”
Don’t target the cops.
Make politicians afraid to leave the compounds where the people have them surrounded and await them..mad people...people who regard them as the liberal vermin they are.
Oh, a blog!
This topic is SO important, I just cannot believe that Mr. Travis, the author, cares so little for his important article that he made SUCH a foolish grammar error, there.
Sorry to be picky, but that simply makes gun owners seem STUPID.
police officer came to the door and lured Mendez out of his house with a story of a hit and run report.
Some people believe the police will not act to confiscate legal weapons from citizens in violation of the Constitution.
I hope this proves the fallacy of thinking like that. Police are a part of Obama Gestapo. They will do as they are told or they will lose their rights-—and their jobs.
Of course lies like this will cease to work shortly, and some people will tell police to go fugg themselves in which case people will die.
If we want protection we must band together or surely we will die separately.
I predict a time when a policeman riding in his car is the target of people who have been done wrong.
I can see police lured into traps.
Things are going to get rough.
Now tell me all you Kalifornia FReepers why you still continue to live behind enemy lines.
“Mendez...had M16s pointed within inches of his face, was taken into custody and had all weapons removed from his house.”
The manner of the arrest is as disturbing as the CA governments disregard of our 2nd Amendment rights. Military style dressed & armed police pointing loaded guns in your face to take firearms registered by law for reasons as fake as back taxes! Tyranny is here and in our faces.
It is a strange article that avoids telling us where in California this occured, and precisely when as well why. What of the alleged offenses listed IOW did Joe do to have his weapons removed from his house. Also did the law enforcers have warrants?
I’ve read other articles about California gun confiscations, so I believe it, but if this article were the only one I’d read I’d have to question it as I am.
This is how they do it. They do what they want. They give it a nice sounding name. They deny doing what they do. They keep on doing it.
When will they start confiscating the gangs guns?
Yep, what I thought.
.......wow!......isn’t this sorta where California conservatives of all stripes are? (I.E. Solzhenitsyn’s remarks)
It’s poor editing. In a case like this, with serious charges being made, life changing charges, the poor editing makes me wonder just a little about the veracity of everything else.
When did this story happen? What is the update? Were there any legal challenges made by the homeowner? Pro Bono? Through what agency or law firm? Did his neighbors have a similar experience?I hope it’s an exaggeration, or new urban rumor, but time will tell. I still plan to take firearms training, downtown, before THAT gets restricted too.
This should be required reading in college, replacing “Lesbians in History: Our Changing Past”.
i hope the citizens of california revolt and take back their rights and install proper constitutional government.
Yes, and being reported almost nowhere else.
OK, I'm not seeing it, and the author didn't link to any supporting documentation in his full piece.
Don’t be concerned about blasphemers of how WE spell.
Be concerned about blasphemers of the GOSPEL.
(OK, pun intended)
I tried to do a little research, but didn’t have much luck. All of the stories about this guy are all essentially the same, and I can seem to get any more information. What city did this take place in? Is the guy’s name really “Joe”, or some variant? What did he do to get on the list in the first place? I know a lot of people who shouldn’t have access to guns - maybe Joe is one of them, but we’ll never know without some more details.
It’s common today with the computer being trusted to locate the errors. Some editors like Microsoft Word are pretty good about singling out grammar problems. Others can only flag spelling errors.
We are having a problem with evil spells that have nothing to do with spelling.
... and a bad blog at that.
You can have your guns taken away if you're late on your Fast-Trak? Seems a little harsh.
I see some bait-and-switch in this story: The author says you can get your guns taken if you’re late on your Fast-Trak (toll roads), but does not say what Mendez’s problem is. Is he a wife-beater? Doesn’t say. A felon? Doesn’t say. On probation? Bail? Doesn’t say.
Maybe it’s an excerpting thing....
"Shoot back" - that's the coming operative phrase. Until the JBTs start coming home in body bags, they'll continue to oppress.
Do you want to start climbing up into that boxcar voluntarily, or do you intend to mimic the Jews of Warsaw and fight back?
Perhaps California citizens don’t care about personal rights — they’d rather have the State cuddle and breastfeed them.
Just look at the numbnuts they put in office.
there’s a good part of the state that would love to secede fom the lower half, essentially.
Dang. They’re using Nazi tactics now. Not lookin’ good for the American side.
It’s been quite awhile since I missed the beaches.
As things stand at this moment, the most effective way to revolt is to move to some other state as soon as possible.
When it is time to bury your guns, perhaps it is time to use them instead.
the best thing to do is buy up a good rural property in a good 2a state. let the lib states and liberal-run cities implode under their own insane policies.
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Oh yeah, nobody’s died - yet. And I’m betting that the vast majority of people in CA will think nothing of this. And in one, two or five years, they will be gathered around a campfire in a FEMA camp, wondering how it ever got this way.
Welcome to Acirema, where everything is upside down. The only person to blame is the one looking back from the mirror.
When it becomes personal, when the people find out where the pols and chiefs of police, DA’s live, eat and drink, go to church, etc., then, as in Ireland under Michael Collins, things will take on a different tone.
We live in interesting times. Clever resistance can stretch a tyrant and the minions awfully thin.
It’s a pretty long list, but my quick scan of it didn’t find back taxes or late toll fees on it...
Dont target the cops.
They are not drafted into the police force. They have the right to leave at will. They know full well that they are violating the Second Amendment and the rights granted by the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
That statement you cite is the same as “don’t target the Nazi troops.” The principle is the same except the Nazi troops didn’t have the choice to leave.
Dont target the cops.
Why not? It is the cops that are out in the neighborhoods doing the evil deeds. I'd say they are carrying great big targets.
All the people who keep saying that the cops are on our side, and won't take people's guns are full of it. The cops are on their/b> side.
I fail to see where that matters. The consitution says "shall not be infringed" it doesn't say, "except for wife-beaters, or felons", or any of a thousand other ways too many have bought the big lie that they have the power to regulate our bearing of arms.
You and I may have good objections to those “Statutory causes” on constitutional grounds, but at the moment our opinion doesn’t matter to anybody but us. What does matter is what are the CA Statutory restrictions, and did they really increase them dramatically recently as the author claims?
Is the author’s example case somebody who had been restricted for years based on Statutes that have existed a long time? Doesn’t say. Was he late on his Fast-Trak payment, as the author now claims is a gun-grabbing offense? Doesn’t say. In that light, this article reads less like news and more like agitprop.