CA’s Gun Seizure Program Hits Major Snag
By Tom Knighton
The state of California doesn’t like guns and is probably gun control Utopia for anti-gun activists throughout the country. You know the kind of people I’m talking about, the ones who generally dream of the day they can round up all the guns and melt them down, rendering average, ordinary, law-abiding Americans defenseless.
Gun confiscation is problematic, though.
In fact, the gun control Utopia of California is having trouble with gun confiscating guns from criminals.
Authorities in California are struggling to enforce a state law that permits officials to seize firearms from people with previous criminal convictions or mental health issues – running into staffing and budgetary issues that have contributed to a massive backlog of guns marked for confiscation.
The law, which was passed in 2013 following the shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook elementary school and set aside $24 million for seizure programs, had a goal of confiscating around 20,000 guns over three years. But six years later, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report, there are still roughly 9,000 of those guns out there, with more being added to the list yearly.
Source:: Bearing Arms