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Gavin Newsom, gun grabber

California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, is making quite a name for himself, setting out, with neither laws nor the Second Amendment, to grab guns.

Here’s what the Los Angeles Times is reporting:

In his state budget plan released days after he took the oath of office, Newsom proposed adding $5.6 million — about 50% more than in Brown’s budget this year — to seize guns from thousands more people who are ineligible to possess firearms because of criminal convictions or mental illness.

The governor is also asking lawmakers to beef up a California Department of Justice unit responsible for enforcing laws on gun sales. And his budget proposes more money for the Firearms Violence Research Center at UC Davis.

So, what he’s doing is enforcing the law to the letter, with big expenditures (he’s always got money for big expenditures) on an expansion of the bureaucracy to ensure that every ‘i’ is dotted and every ‘t’ is crossed. Someone who bought a gun legally one year, and got convicted of a crime five years later but who still had that gun in the cabinet, is priority one, even if the gun wasn’t the problem.

Read the full story from American Thinker

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