California Police May Confiscate Guns without Notice to Owner Starting January 1

Beginning January 1, police in California may confiscate firearms from gun owners thought to be a danger to themselves or others without giving the owner any notice. This is the result of the implementation of “gun violence restraining orders” (GVROs), which go into effect New Year’s Day. According to KPCC, GVROs “could be issued without prior knowledge of the person. In other words, a judge could issue the order without ever hearing from the person in question, if there are reasonable grounds to believe the person is a threat based on accounts from the family and police.” And since the order can be issued without the gun owner even being present to defend him or herself, confiscation can commence without any notice to the gun owner once the order is issued. To be fair, Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michael Moore does not use the word “confiscate” when talking about confiscating firearms. Rather, Moore says, “The law gives us a vehicle to cause the person to surrender their weapons, to have a time out, if you will.” KPCC reports that “California law already bans people from possessing guns if they’ve committed a violent crime or were involuntarily committed to a mental health facility.” And now, with GVROs, California law allows judges to bar people from possessing guns even if they have not committed a violent crime or were involuntarily committed. Because of this, Gun Owners of California Executive Director Sam Paredes warns that GVROs “may create a situation where law-abiding gun owners are put in jeopardy.”

Gee…ya think?!?  Glad I don’t live in the People’s Republic of California!! This GVRO nonsense is SO unconstitutional.  Hopefully some persons or organizations who have “standing” to file a lawsuit against this crap will do so.

3 comments

    1. Haha! The Kardashians are easily ignored. Simply ignore the garbage in the checkout lane at your grocery store, and don’t watch their show. I’m proud to say I’ve not seen a single episode. As for so-called “global warming”… You’re right about that. And, ironically, the Berkeley hippie professor that coined that phrase in the ’60s has since renounced it. Go figure.. As for this issue, we just all need to stick to our guns…pun intended…and ensure that such brazenly unconstitutional bs isn’t passed by our respective state legislatures. What happens in CA should stay in CA…

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