California bill targets home guns


By James Poulos | Cal Watchdog

Proposed gun control legislation often appeals to a sense of public fear. Playing on worries about lone nuts and random killings, gun control groups like former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown organization seek to tighten gun restrictions with an appeal to safety in the public square.

A new California bill takes a different approach. Assembly Bill 1014 is by Assembly members Nancy Skinner, D-Oakland, and Das Williams, D-Carpinteria. It presumes the best place to exercise gun control is in the home.

Rather than leaving safe gun usage up to families, the bill allows family members to request that law enforcement and the courts prevent allegedly disturbed loved ones from owning or possessing firearms. Opponents insist the bill could restrict Second Amendment gun rights.

at Cal Watchdog.