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antonovich_cropFact: Gun dealers in California collect a $19 fee for the state, called a “Dealer’s Record of Sale” fee, when they sell a gun. Additional fees also apply.

Fact: California has an automated system for checking the criminal histories of gun buyers to determine if they’re eligible to own one. The aforementioned $19 fee pays for the background checks.

Fact: Every day, 15 to 20 gun owners in California – people who were eligible to own a gun when they bought one – are convicted of a crime that makes them subsequently ineligible to own one.  Today, the total number of armed “prohibited” persons in California exceeds 19,000, and they’re estimated to possess more than 34,000 handguns and 1,590 assault weapons.

Fact: State and local law enforcement agencies don’t have the monetary resources to go around collecting guns from people who were OK when they bought one but became “not OK” later.

Supervisor Mike Antonovich and a number of state lawmakers see a solution: Spend some money from the state’s “Dealer’s Record of Sale” account to cut the backlog.

On Tuesday, Antonovich will ask his fellow supervisors to get behind a state Senate bill that would do just that. The bill, SB 140, was introduced late last month by Democrats Mark Leno of San Francisco and Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento. The Budget At of 2012 authorizes the state’s Attorney General to increase the “Dealer’s Record of Sale” account by 10 percent for “unanticipated workload associated with this fund,” and SB 140 would allocate these additional moneys to law enforcement for the specific purpose of taking registered handguns and assault weapons away from newly minted criminals.

“This is an example of enhanced enforcement of existing gun control efforts to protect public safety and avoid a major tragedy in our communities,” Antonovich said in his board motion.

 

 

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  1. Ejody says:

    I have no objection to this except that it is mostly a waste of time and money, as the targeted individuals are rarely the ones committing the gun crimes! Enhanced enforcement of existing laws is a generally a good thing, but CRIMINALS DO NOT BUY GUNS LEGALLY. This is why increased gun control only hurts citizens who abide by those laws– and by definition they are not the lawbreakers!

    Let’s get to the root cause of ALL murder: the increasing disrespect for living human beings, and the belief that some lives are more valuable than others (celebrities), some less than others (the elderly, the unborn, the mentally deficient.)

    Until there is a paradigm shift in the minds and hearts of Americans (including the media and higher education), the laws are mostly an exercise in futility.

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