Jun 20, 2011

Calif. Seizes 1,200 Firearms

California law enforcement agents have seized 1,200 firearms from people who cannot legally own them because of mental illness or restraining orders. However, Attorney General Kamala Harris said Thursday that more than 34,000 handguns and nearly 1,600 assault weapons are still believed to be held statewide by people who should not have them. Most people bought the weapons legally but were later prohibited from owning guns.

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I am against mental patients (see Arizona) and parolees possessing firearms. Taking them away is probably a good thing for society. But, California, how'd they get them in the first place? Maybe the ATF&E was handing them out to see where they'd end up?

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