California has become a bastion of leftism in the United States — and many liberals have no boundaries when it comes to involving the government in the private lives of Americans.
The state’s governor, Gavin Newsom (shown above left), just approved the nation’s strictest gun laws and seizure rules.
He signed 15 different pieces of legislation on gun control.
“Newsom has reinforced a ‘red flag’ law that enables educators, employers and co-workers to inform on gun owners and request that a restraining order be placed on them,” noted The Daily Caller — “if they are believed to be a danger to themselves or society, according to the Associated Press.”
“The bill was deemed to be too extreme even for Newsom’s predecessor, former Gov. Jerry Brown, who was also an enthusiastic advocate of gun control,” the same outlet continued.
“Brown vetoed the legislation twice.”
The Friday legislation included a bill “that would make these restraining orders last for up to five years. Judges may also issue search warrants when the restraining orders are mandated so that authorities may enter a private residence to seize guns, per AP.”
Newsom said, “California has outperformed the rest of the nation, because of our gun safety laws, in reducing the gun murder rate substantially compared to the national reduction.”
“No state does it as well or comprehensively as the state of California.”
“And we still have a long way to go.”
Tune in as we sign 15 bills — including those focused on tackling the issue of ghost guns and strengthening our gun violence restraining orders and red flag laws — to help prevent gun violence in CA. https://t.co/37XXJNAsrD
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) October 11, 2019
Under the new laws, co-workers can flag colleagues whom they believe to be a threat — as can employers.
Many pro-gun advocates point out that red flag cases can be decided based on one unsubstantiated claim — making way for people to restrain the Second Amendment rights of their enemies by flagging them to authorities.
The new laws will go into effect on effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
This piece originally appeared in the Objectivist and is used by permission.
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