California is a living laboratory in how to incrementally execute actual gun confiscation. Their task force is selectively targeting individuals for gun confiscation, beginning, largely with people who are the most undesirable and easily isolated.
The tactic being used here is one of acclimation, getting people used to the idea that the state can send out people to knock on doors to take their guns. The doors they knock on, in the beginning, are few. And the people behind those doors are the most undesired.
The range of doors that will get that knock will expand, and the nature of the targets will expand.
First they came for the man whose wife filed for a PFA, then they came for the woman who wrote a “hate speech” tweet online.
|Bump stocks, firearms seized from prohibited gun owners in Southern California|
Firearms, ammunition and illegal “bump stocks” have been seized over the past 10 days in Norwalk, Riverside and San Diego from suspected prohibited gun owners, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday.
Those who were taken into custody were listed in the Armed Prohibited Persons System database or were suspected of engaging in illegally acquiring or possessing illicit weapons, Becerra said.
“In California, we are consistently taking action to fight crime and protect our families by removing illegal guns from our neighborhoods,” Becerra told reporters in downtown Los Angeles. “As the nation continues to grapple with the gun violence crisis, California continues to make public safety our top priority.”
……California is the first and only state in the nation to have established an automated system for tracking firearm owners who fall into a prohibited status, Becerra said.
The APPS database works to identify individuals who previously procured firearms but later became barred from legally owning them because they were convicted of a felony or a violent misdemeanor, placed under a domestic violence or other restraining order, or suffer from serious mental illness.