It is a dangerous precedent when one person need only point a finger at another person and cry “WITCH” and that person gets burned at the stake, drowned, or pressed to death. Yet that is exactly the situation being fostered in California now that a new gun control measure has been put in place where a person’s property can be stolen by the police and they are considered guilty just because a relative points to them and cries out “gun owner.”
The new law (AB-1014) allows families to petition a court for the seizure of guns from a family member, and then empowers police to confiscate firearms from that family member.
Here’s all the wrong with that. First off, due process is chucked out the window. Basically people can go directly to judge, without any investigation or proof, and claim that someone who is related to them may be a danger. That is all it will take to have that person lose their rights and property.
Secondly, the definition of “family” is so general that a second cousins wife’s brother can make that claim and have your guns seized.
Much like the Salem Witch Trial this law can now be used by criminals to disarm well off “family” members and then rob them blind.