The Wife listens to NPR in the mornings while getting ready for work.
A couple mornings ago I was listening in while she was getting ready and heard something very wrong. I will need your help with this because I’m not sure what to do with it.
It was an NPR piece on California’s gun confiscation program. (though they’re not calling it that). Basically, the state is going through their backlogs of criminal and metal health records and cross checking this list with their list of registered firearms owners to see who needs their door booted in. They then send a crew of armed individuals with gun and badges to do the deed.
I knew about it and I am sure that you also knew about it. So I was only half listening so as to not get my blood pressure up too high before sunrise. And then I heard this:
They are all people who at one time purchased firearms legally, but have since run afoul of the law, Yo says. “Such as maybe a felony conviction, mental health commitment, they received a restraining order, domestic violence restraining order — some type of a misdemeanor conviction that prohibits them from possessing firearms.”
Beginning In 2007, California officials began collecting names from court records, medical facilities and lists of known or wanted criminals, then cross-referenced them against the federal instant criminal background check system for gun-buyers. The list is updated every day.
I could not rewind the program so I went to the website and found the article to confirm what was stated.
My confusion is as follows: Did the NPR reporter, Richard Gonzalez, get this wrong and he actually meant the California program that approves/disapproves firearms transfers? Or is he correct and the State of California and the NICS are swapping information?
We need an answer to this, and sooner would be better than later. How would I go about this?