California continues to look less and less like America and more and more like a socialist cesspool. The formerly Golden State’s legislators just voted 54-16 for a massive expansion of Cali’s so-called “Gun Violence Restraining Order.”
The expansion of the law would allow an individual’s co-workers and supervisors to seek a “Red Flag” order, stripping the respondent’s Second Amendment rights without due process.
As if violating Second Amendment rights without due process isn’t egregious enough, the penalty for filing a false or vexatious report in California is only a misdemeanor. And expanding the measure to allow co-workers and supervisors to seek these orders opens these up to wholesale abuse.
Who among us hasn’t had a co-worker upset with us at one time or another in our working career? Add in some legal recreational marijuana and all bets are off where gun rights are concerned.
Under the new bill, teachers and school employees may also seek the orders against an individual. So moms and dads better be good girls and boys if they’re not happy with the performance of their kids’ school and/or teacher(s). Get on the wrong side of an educator and a parent could lose the right to keep and bear arms for up to three weeks until they hire an attorney and contest the order.
Currently, only immediate family members and law enforcement can seek trigger red flag confiscation orders in California. Or anyone who’s lived in your house in the last six months, such as an ex-girlfriend or -boyfriend. Or a renter.
Legislators there obviously want to open the confiscation process up to everyone and their dog by including school staff, co-workers and supervisors.
And Cali makes it easy to go about applying for one of these orders. They have a handy website laying out the process. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home to file a report. Police may be able to do it for you. Convenience is great, isn’t it?
2. Call the police and let them know you are concerned about someone who is a threat to themselves or others. Law enforcement can ask for an emergency order in certain cases and may be able to get one for you.
We’ve covered what to do if police show up at your house to execute a Red Flag order. As well as how to prepare for one. Furthermore, how a Red Flag order is not a hill to die upon if cops do show up.
Obviously, this expansion of the law poses a serious risk to gun owners throughout California. Know the law and what to do if you get a knock on your door.