It’s difficult to keep guns away from ex-cons and the mentally disturbed, but a one-of-a-kind California program is designed to do just that. And in light of the Texas church... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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CA gun confiscation program comes into spotlight after Texas shooting

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12 days ago - Wednesday 11/8/17 - 12:31:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
It’s difficult to keep guns away from ex-cons and the mentally disturbed, but a one-of-a-kind California program is designed to do just that. And in light of the Texas church shooting that left 26 dead, some are debating whether a program like it could have thwarted Devin Kelley’s murderous rampage.

The Armed and Prohibited Persons System (APPS) program, proposed in 1999 and updated in 2006, makes California the first and only state in the country to establish an automated system for tracking firearm owners and to provide the legal authority to proactively disarm convicted criminals, people with certain mental illnesses, and others deemed dangerous.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/...
12 days ago - Wednesday 11/8/17 - 2:44:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yet another common-sense measure the NRA is against.

And the article points out another loophole in the law - when someone is convicted of a domestic violence crime and isn't supposed to have guns anymore, that's only really enforceable for *new purchases.* There is no mechanism (except in CA) for forcing them to turn over any guns they may already have. It's pretty much an honor system unless you get caught with them somehow.



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