A new law taking effect in California on January 1 lets spiteful relatives/estranged spouses strip citizens of their gun rights based on hearsay/lies…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.”
Someone needs to send Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michael Moore to law school, or at least buy him a dictionary. Stripping a citizen of a core natural right without a trial, based only on hearsay evidence from family members who may be part of a dysfunctional family, is not remotely like “due process.”
You will have no opportunity to refute false claims, or even be aware that you are being targeted, until after law enforcement officers have raided your home.