IF YOU LIVE IN CA: Don’t Tick Off Your Family or Ex, You May Lose Your Gun!

maxresdefaultSo if a woman buys a gun to protect herself from an abusive husband, he can go to the police and have it taken from her. Yeah, that makes sense.

A new law going into effect on January 1 will allow spiteful family members and estranged spouses to send SWAT teams to your door to confiscate you firearm without due process.

Gun-safety legislation going into effect in California next week will allow authorities to seize a person’s weapons for 21 days if a judge determines there’s potential for violence.

Proposed in the wake of a deadly May 2014 shooting rampage by Elliot Rodger, the bill provides family members with a means of having an emergency “gun violence restraining order” imposed against a loved one if they can convince a judge that allowing that person to possess a firearm “poses an immediate and present danger of causing personal injury to himself, herself or another by having in his or her custody or control.”

“The law gives us a vehicle to cause the person to surrender their weapons, to have a time out, if you will,” Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michael Moore told a local NPR affiliate. “It allows further examination of the person’s mental state.”

“It’s a short duration and it allows for due process,” he continued, adding: “It’s an opportunity for mental health professionals to provide an analysis of a person’s mental state.”

Read more: Bearing Arms

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