Local 2 KPSP reports
A recent statewide sweep found hundreds of Californians illegally in possession of firearms, officials said.
I'll bet they weren't all "criminals." I'd imagine some of them were the guys who say "bad laws be damned" especially the domestic violence guys. I know they're criminals too, but I'm differentiating between them and the armed robbers and crack dealers.Attorney General Kamala Harris announced the results of the sweep Thursday that netted 1,209 firearms, seized from people legally barred from owning them.
Here's what I suppose is the controversial part.
Would it be a problem if the FFL gun dealers paid for this? Somehow I think gun-rights people would oppose that.In announcing the major seizure, [Attorney General Kamala] Harris called for the passage of Senate Bill 819, which would allow fees collected by gun dealers to fund additional proactive police efforts.
"SB 819 addresses a troubling blind spot in our current enforcement of existing firearms laws," said Senator Leno, D-San Francisco, author of SB 819.
State Sen. Leno also said the increased confiscation of unlawfully-possessed firearms would help prevent future crimes and save the state money due to avoided prosecution and incarceration.
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