• Slap Me! An Extreme Anti-Gun Law Opposed by … the ACLU?

    Surge Summary: A gun control measure so extreme even the ACLU stands against it? It’s true. It just became law in California.

    You just know a pol is a BIG Lefty when the ACLU says to him, Whoa, hold on a minute!

    For instance:

    Last Friday, California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom (D) put his signature to more than a dozen firearm-related bills – one of which expands the state’s existing red flag law.

    One law allows Californians to purchase just one long gun per month starting in July 2021. Another mandates that ammunitions dealers at firearm shows follow the same regulations as licensed firearm dealers. [Chris Enloe/The Blaze]

    One initiative is especially drawing attention. Some are charging it is among the strictest gun confiscation measure in the nation.

    The law will allow co-workers, employers, and teachers to seek a “red flag” firearm restraining order against anyone they believe is a threat to themselves or others that asks a judge to temporarily take away someone’s firearms, the Sacramento Bee reported.

    Previously, only law enforcement or immediate family members could seek such an order.

    Newsom also signed a companion bill that allows the restraining orders to remain in place for one to five years, the Associated Press reported. The same bill allows a judge to also issue a search warrant at the same time the restraining order is issued.

    It’s almost like the punchline of an anti-2A joke (except this proposal isn’t very funny):

    — This bill is extreme.

    — How extreme is it?

    — This bill is so extreme the American Civil Liberties Union is taking exception to it!

    From Fox News:

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) opposed the bill, saying it “poses a significant threat to civil liberties” because a restraining order can be sought before a gun owner has an opportunity to dispute the request.

    Additionally, those making a request under the new law may “lack the relationship or skills required to make an appropriate assessment,” the ACLU said.

    More predictably, other Second Amendment advocacy organizations, the National Rifle Association and California Rifle and Pistol Association among them, are strenuously opposing the law –which is slotted to take effect Jan. 1, 2020.

    H/T: Chris Enloe/The Blaze

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