OUTRAGEOUS! CALIFORNIA JUST MADE IT EASIER FOR BAD GUYS TO GET GUNS!

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California just decriminalized gun theft, making it easier for bad guys to get their hands on firearms and to avoid criminal prosecution. I know it sounds ridiculous considering that the Golden State has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation, but that’s how gun control works; punish the law abiding while rewarding the criminals.

Prop 47, a ballot initiative to reduce “non-serious” felonies to misdemeanors, passed last Tuesday with a 58% voter approval. In addition to making most drug possession a non-arrestable offense, the ill conceived law also decriminalizes all property crimes with theft values under $950 including, specifically, gun theft.

Going forward in California, anyone found in possession of a stolen firearm will be issued a ticket and sent on their merry way. Likewise, anyone caught stealing a gun, so long as it is valued at $950 or less, would get a slap on the wrist. Presumably, the stolen firearm would be confiscated, but that is not explicitly stated so, who knows?

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But hey, don’t take my word for it. Check out what the Sacramento County Sheriff’s department put on its FaceBook page:

Effective immediately, the passage of Proposition 47 will have the following effects on the custody and policing practices of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department:

1. In most instances, many crimes that were previously “arrestable” as a felony will now only be “citable” as a misdemeanor. That means they may not be booked into jail but rather given a citation (similar to a traffic ticket) with a court date to appear, and released in the field. They will not be held pending trial. Such felony crimes that are now misdemeanors include:

• Commercial burglary (theft under $950)
• Forgery and bad checks (under $950 value)

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• Theft of most firearms

• Theft of a vehicle (under $950 value)

• Possession of stolen property (under $950 value)
• Possession of heroin, cocaine, illegal prescriptions, concentrated cannabis, and methamphetamine

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This is ridiculous! Unbelievable!

DEAN JAMES @ AMERICAS FREEDOM FIGHTERS 

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