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California State Senate approves $24 million for gun confiscation program

California State Senate approves $24 million for gun confiscation program

By Patrick McGreevy
March 7, 2013, 11:18 a.m.

SACRAMENTO -- The California Senate approved a $24-million expenditure on Thursday to speed the confiscation of guns from people who have been disqualified from owning firearms because of criminal convictions or serious mental illness.

Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said budget cuts to the Department of Justice have hampered a program that targets people who purchased firearms legally but were later disqualified because of a subsequent conviction or determination of mental illness.

As a result of the cuts, there is a backlog of 19,000 people who have improper possession of more than 40,000 guns, including 1,600 assault weapons, and the number is increasing faster than their firearms can be confiscated.

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Thought California was Broke

Where they plan on getting that 24 million? From the same people they are taking guns from?

Get these people out of our political system and into prison.

Bet it doesn't come out of their

marijuana suppression budget - they always seem
to have millions for helicopters and swat teams
for that somehow despite being "broke"...

Two words for these oliogarchel idiots

Moron Labe

Scum bags

This is one of many reasons not to live in this dump.