Lawmakers in Sacramento, CA are proposing a new bill, AB 1014, in response to the recent STABBING/shooting in the state last week. We have taken a look at this law and it’s nothing to sneeze at. While it aims to stop tragedies like the one last week from happening again, we don’t see how it will. California already has some of the strictest gun control laws that the country has ever seen. These laws include ones that prevent mentally ill individuals from obtaining firearms.
(Los Angeles Times) Family members, partners and friends would have the ability to alert law enforcement if they believe someone poses a threat to themselves or others. Law enforcement officers would then be able to petition a judge to grant a restraining order that could prohibit possession or purchase of a gun.
We see this as yet another knee-jerking reaction to a recent tragedy. This law is forgetting a very important part of the recent tragedy that this law is a response to; 50% of the people killed were killed with a knife. The perpetrator’s success rate with his knife was 100% while his success rate with his gun(s) was 27%.
Anyone can be a target
Under this bill, the only thing that would stand between you and your firearms is someone saying that you’re a threat. The police then get the ‘OK’ from a judge to confiscate your firearms until you are no longer deemed a threat to yourself or others.
That’s a scary thought.
What if you have a neighbor that you’ve just never really gotten along with? What if they feel like causing trouble just because? It happens all the time in the daily lives of people across the world, and we don’t see this being any exception. This bill will be abused and people will lose their ability to protect themselves and their families.
Don’t forget that this isn’t a gun problem
Watch the video below to get a more in-depth look at this proposed bill.