California passes law taking guns away from domestic abusers for the rest of their life.

By | 2018-08-29T16:26:58+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

Seems like a no-brainer to me. 

Courtesy of Think Progress

California lawmakers passed three gun control bills Monday, including a lifetime ban on owning firearms for people convicted of domestic violence, days after a gunman in Jacksonville, Florida opened fire at a video game tournament, killing two people and injuring 14.

The Democratic-controlled legislature sent the domestic violence bill, as well as two other measures — a lifetime ban on people placed on involuntary psychiatric holds twice in one year and new standard for residents to obtain a concealed weapon permit (eight hours of training and pass a live-fire shooting test) — to Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) desk for consideration.

“We must do more to ensure the safety of our survivors of domestic violence,” said Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D) on Monday, of the bill that extends the current 10-year ban.

The measures still await Brown’s signature, but California will likely soon join 26 states that have passed at least 55 new gun control laws, according to a July report from the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence — a significant spike following the Parkland, Florida high school massacre in February, when a gunman killed 17 people, sparking a youth-led activist movement.

It is no real surprise that liberal California is passing more stringent gun control laws, and that lifetime ban for domestic abusers seems long overdue. 

But it is telling that there are 26 other states also moving toward more comprehensive gun legislation, more stringent background checks, and restricting the access to weapons by wife beaters.

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10 Comments

  1. anon August 29, 2018 at 6:35 am - Reply

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  2. anon August 29, 2018 at 6:53 am - Reply

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  6. Anonymous August 29, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Also have eliminated bail. You’re either released on your own recognizance or you stay in jail.

  7. Anon August 30, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

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