California Announces Semi-auto Confiscation Plan
February 8, 2013
California lawmakers are proposing an anti-Second Amendment law that will rival the one recently passed in New York. Democrats in control the state Legislature unveiled ten proposals they boasted will make California the most restrictive state in the nation for possessing legally purchased firearms.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and police officials from around the state rolled out the anti-Second Amendment effort on Thursday during a news conference in Sacramento, the state capital.
“California has always been a leader on the issue of gun safety,” Villaraigosa said. “New York has stepped up and stepped forward. California needs to answer the call.”
The new law would outlaw all semiautomatic weapons in the state and force gun owners to load bullets one at a time. CBS News reports that authorities also want to make prohibitions apply to current gun owners, thus resulting in confiscation.
California senator Dianne Feinstein has made apparent on numerous occasions the ultimate plan is to confiscate all firearms. In 1995, she told CBS’ 60 Minutes that she has worked to have “Mr. and Mrs. America” turn in their guns to the government.
“Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it,” New York governor Andrew Cuomo stated prior to the passage of a historically restrictive gun law in the state.