The law allocates $24 million to hire 36 state agents specifically assigned to confiscating, over the next three years, an estimated 39,000 handguns and 1,670 assault weapons now in the hands of potentially dangerous Californians. A confiscation law has been on the books in Sacramento for six years, but enforcement has languished because of budget shortages, with the list of disqualified gun owners growing at the rate of 15 to 20 a day. The allocation of revenue required a two-thirds vote of approval, which the Legislature’s supermajority of Democrats delivered.
Monday, May 6, 2013
New law in California prepares to ramp up gun confiscation. The New York Times cheers: