Saturday, March 16, 2013
We all want to keep guns out of the hands of evil people. California has a special police unit designed to do just that. They check registration information and cross check it with criminal records and involuntary mental confinements. Then they visit those addresses and try to confiscate the guns.
This is a good program when they focus on the criminals and those mental patients who are actually dangerous. It seems they have a very low standard for what they are concerned about with regard to mental illness and who can't posses a gun. They also don't allow guns in the house where the mental patient lives. So if a husband is married to a woman who has a mental illness then they can't have any guns in the house, because the wife might get them.
Then they take the guns from both the man and the woman. I am concerned that this puts our gun rights in the hands of doctors with no legal training and police with no medical training. I don't think people should have their guns taken away if they simply live with someone who can't have one; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.