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Read the proposition, its

Read the proposition, its largely self-enforced http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Text_of_California_Proposition_37_(November_2012) . Anyway, all we care about is enforcement being as economically efficient as possible. Ex ante enforcement may be more cost effective than ex-post, we don't know yet. The point is that its illegal to commit fraud as defined by the legislature no matter who brings the initial punitive action. Whereas in your hypo you changed the issue from assault with a deadly weapon to gun ownership.

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