Gun confiscation in practice

So how does gun confiscation work in real life? It is about as efficient and effective as anything else undertaken by the government.

California authorities are empowered to seize weapons owned by convicted felons and people with mental illness, but staff shortages and funding cuts have left a backlog of more than 19,700 people to disarm, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

Those gun owners have roughly 39,000 firearms, said Stephen Lindley, chief of the Bureau of Firearms for the state Department of Justice, testifying at a joint legislative hearing. His office lacks enough staff to confiscate all the weapons, which are recorded in the state’s Armed Prohibited Persons database, he said.

Even when it is the right thing to do, they can’t quite seem to get it done.

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One Response to Gun confiscation in practice

  1. Roy Ryder says:

    That’s a small measure of comfort to those who are concerned that firearms will be confiscated by the government. However, it’s sad that our God-given rights are less protected by government and more protected by incompetence and innefficiency.