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  •  note that these confiscations were of criminals (1+ / 0-)
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    illegally in possession of firearms, ex-felons are basically deprived of their 2A rights.

    These are actually going on right now in California, the Calif DOJ has a giant list they have accumulated of ex-felons they 'know' to be right now in possession, illegally (by being an released or probational ex-felon you would be prevented from possessing or being in the same residence with a gun.
       They beseeched the media and the governor iirc at this politically opportune time to do so, for 24 million dollars and for this they would hire I think 50 more DOJ agents and go to these known people's homes etc and seize their weapons..in the next 5 years.

    Now to be fair, this action is essentially a good thing, but to criticize it I would have to know that even if this door to door seizing was their job description all this time that they hadn't been already doing this: door to door seizing...
      ...because if they haven't been seizing but just accumulating the necessary data, they are pretty open to complaints  they were sandbagging so as to pick the best time to fear monger for more money to complete the mission.
      And what have they been doing, if not this 'protect the public' goal, now so much more important than, say, back in November?
      By them hoarding and not acting on this info, they seem open to questions of priorities:    they may have been instead involved in many drug enforcement actions instead of seizing weapons from ex felons and therefore protecting the public...ex felons who weren't described as either violent or non violent ex felons by the way, iirc.  The effect of this is that my pot growing non violent old friend who was popped 20 years ago for their indoor pot grow is also prevented from having a simple gun like a pump shotgun to prevent the bears and lions who stalk his few livestock and pets, as well some protection from the rural home invasion tweek squads.
       I also believe the nonviolent ex-felons should be able to (and they may be able to..in some states) be able to submit at low or no cost a simple petition for this right to be restored in whatever limited way it can be...another reasonable measure.

    As a calif citizen, I want someone to investigate this and see if the calif DOJ has been derelict in this pursuit of these illegally possessed weapons, and if so why and what were they doing and who is responsible for these priorities?

      So, those are some confiscations we all can basically  support right now.  

    James, I have two more comments along this line...

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 01:11:40 AM PDT

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