More ‘common sense‘ gun control from the state of CA (for Canary in a Coal Mine):
SACRAMENTO — The state will send dozens of new agents into California neighborhoods this summer to confiscate nearly 40,000 handguns and assault rifles from people barred by law from owning firearms, officials said Wednesday.
The plan received the green light Wednesday, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation providing $24 million to clear the backlog of weapons known to be in the hands of about 20,000 people who acquired them legally. They were later disqualified because of criminal convictions, restraining orders or serious mental illness.
All it takes is a restraining order? Of course, there are never restraining orders granted under false accusations.
California is the only state in the nation to operate a database that cross-references gun owners with those who are subsequently disqualified from owning firearms.
Lest you think we are now all ‘safe’, there’s more to come:
The California Legislature is still considering measures that would require ammunition purchasers to pay for a permit, close loopholes on the existing assault rifle ban and impose a nickel-per-bullet tax to pay for mental health programs.