by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
Careful not to seem too angry next time you argue with your spouse. It could spell the end of your 2nd Amendment.
A California law requiring a ‘temporary’ 21-day gun confiscation of those believed to be potentially violent or mentally unstable will take effect January 1st. President Obama has pushed for similar measures nationwide.
The seized weapons will be returned only if the disarmed individual can pass a mental health screening and obtain a judge’s approval.
Gun control 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 is 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 this person’s possession of 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.”
As you might have guessed, this will further marry the relationship between gun ownership and mental health – a major focus of President Obama’s 23 executive orders on gun control that were issued in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting.