California’s governor, Jerry Moonbeam Brown, has allocated $24 million to hire more agents of the state to confiscate “registered” firearms from those no longer legally eligible to own them.
While the program is touted to confiscate guns from those seriously mentally ill or who have criminal convictions rendering them ineligible to own guns, our concern is that government edict will render more and more classes of citizens ineligible to own firearms, thereby keeping these California state agents busy for years to come.
The second part of our concern involves the state confiscating personal property with real value. What if Mr. X is ineligible, but his wife is perfectly eligible to own said firearm? Does she lose her Constitutional rights simply for living with her ineligible husband? Do any adult children living at home also lose their Constitutional rights too?
This program leaves us feeling quite uneasy, and we’re not alone. The LA Times has an online poll going and here’s the results we saw:
Registration leads to confiscation, even in modern-day America.
Don’t say we didn’t tell you so.