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California Assembly proposes ‘nightmare’ gun control bill

By David Yates | Nov 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two California Assembly Democrats have proposed a gun control bill Friday allowing anyone to target gun owners for firearm confiscation warrants.

Following Elliot Rodger's Hollywood-inspired killing spree in Isla Vista, Democratic California Assembly members Nancy Skinner (Berkeley) and Das Williams (Santa Barbara) introduced Assembly Bill 1014, a bill that would allow anyone to ask a court for a “Gun Violence Restraining Order” and “firearms seizure warrant” against California gun owners.

The gun rights group California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees is worried that under AB 1014 California gun owners could face a loss of their Second Amendment gun rights and confiscation of their firearms without prior warning, according to a Monday press release.

“AB 1014 is a gun control nightmare,” said Brandon Combs, president of CAL-FFL. “California Democrats are taking their radical anti-gun agenda to an entirely new and horrifying level. The subject of a restraining order and confiscation warrant may not even know they have been accused until there’s a SWAT team at their door.”

According to the bill’s text, courts would be required to issue a restraining order if a person–who doesn’t even have to know the target of the order–submits a form saying that a gun owner “poses a significant risk of personal injury to himself, herself, or others by owning or possessing” guns.

“We will fight AB 1014 and SB 53 until they’re tossed in the scrap heap of history,” said Combs. “CAL-FFL will do whatever it takes to kill these bills.”

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