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Monday, April 22, 2013

And Kalifornia marches on to it's own beat......

The California state legislature passed a bill Thursday approving $24 million to expedite the confiscation of the estimated 40,000 handguns and assault weapons illegally owned by Californians.
SB 140, authored by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), seeks to remedy the gun-confiscation backlog that has left thousands of illegal guns on the streets, including those owned by those with criminal convictions or serious mental illness.
“We are fortunate in California to have the first and only system in the nation that tracks and identifies individuals who at one time made legal purchases of firearms but are now barred from possessing them,” Leno said in a statement. “However, due to a lack of resources, only a few of these illegally possessed weapons have been confiscated, and the mountain of firearms continues to grow each day."
The measure will take $24 million from the Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) surplus funds and give it to the California Department of Justice, which is in charge of confiscating illegal guns. The DROS account holds fees that are imposed upon every transfer or sale of a firearm in California.
Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) said he voted against the measure because the fees that make up the DROS funds are intended to cover the cost of background checks -- not confiscations.
"For example, if you go to the DMV and pay for a driver's license, that fee is for processing the driver's license, not for setting up sting operations for catching drunk drivers," he said.
"If the legislature wants to raise extra funds for the DOJ, it would have to impose a tax on firearm sales, which requires a two-thirds vote," he added.
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4 comments:

rpm2day said...

These people define "clusterfuck".

Wind River Ranger said...

40,000.

Let's assume 50% (20,000) give up without a fight: no casualties.

Let's assume 25% (10,000) resist then give up. We can reasonably assume in half of these cases (5,000) there will be no casualties. In the other half (5,000) one person will die, either the gunman or a member of the California stasi. 5,000 dead.

Let's assume 25% (10,000) fight to the end. We can reasonably assume each gunman will take one stasi with him before he goes. 15,000 dead.

Are you Californians willing to kill 20,000 to collect 40,000 illegal guns? Did you get them all?

Wind River Ranger said...

Have to get my math right:

Let's assume 25% (10,000) fight to the end. We can reasonably assume each gunman will take one stasi with him before he goes. 20,000 dead.

Are you Californians willing to kill 25,000

Cheesy said...

When family and friends start getting assaulted killed by the gestapo, people that might have stayed out of it are going to throw in too. I think it could get real interesting.