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dobek 02-06-2013 9:08 PM

Gun Confiscation Begins - with no arrests
 
Came across this story in another gun forum -

In stockton it took DOJ agents 5 hours to confiscate 5 guns from convicted felons, yet not a one was escorted out in fancy braclets....

It would seem to me that if you want to send a message - throw their *****es in jail....

Steve

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_16...-illegal-guns/

rootuser 02-06-2013 9:28 PM

Agreed about the jail time but this is an ongoing program, this didn't just start. No one wants to pay more taxes to get these guns out of the hands of these felons, so, it is what it is.

mshill 02-06-2013 9:34 PM

No room in jails in n CA. Ask Jerry Brown, he's pissed at the feds for not letting us increase the prison population.

Born To Glock 02-06-2013 9:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rootuser (Post 10450362)
Agreed about the jail time but this is an ongoing program, this didn't just start. No one wants to pay more taxes to get these guns out of the hands of these felons, so, it is what it is.

I believe that Californians would rather see more criminals on the street and fewer in jail. Good luck trying to get funding for expanding the prison system. Wasn't three strikes weakened by referendum primarily as a cost cutting measure? Haven't they started releasing criminals from the prison system in order to free up space and save money?

This state is bankrupt, both morally and financially, and it never ceases to amaze me that no matter how much debt spending the state piles on, all the drones go around wanting the government to tax and spend even more.

/rant

sdkevin 02-06-2013 9:37 PM

Agreed, odd these parole violations didn't end with some additional incarations...

mud99 02-06-2013 9:41 PM

Tent city, it works in Arizona...

Bobio 02-06-2013 9:41 PM

Legalize marijuana. I don't want to pay to keep pot heads in jail.

rootuser 02-06-2013 9:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Born To Glock (Post 10450408)
I believe that Californians would rather see more criminals on the street and fewer in jail. Good luck trying to get funding for expanding the prison system. Wasn't three strikes weakened by referendum primarily as a cost cutting measure? Haven't they started releasing criminals from the prison system in order to free up space and save money?

This state is bankrupt, both morally and financially, and it never ceases to amaze me that no matter how much debt spending the state piles on, all the drones go around wanting the government to tax and spend even more.

/rant

Good points. I have no clue why we are releasing people but unable to get guns out of the hands of felons when we KNOW where they are. Unbelievable.

Doheny 02-06-2013 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dobek (Post 10450185)
Came across this story in another gun forum -

In stockton it took DOJ agents 5 hours to confiscate 5 guns from convicted felons, yet not a one was escorted out in fancy braclets....

It would seem to me that if you want to send a message - throw their *****es in jail....

Steve

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_16...-illegal-guns/

Well get your butt to Stockton and show them the right way to do it!!!

Five guns in five hours probably isn't too far out of line, considering they have to drive from house to house, search each house, log the evidence, etc...

The felons likely already have a court date and will be back in prison soon

Meplat 02-06-2013 10:12 PM

This is all bull****, softening up the public to applaud gun confiscation.

Stonewalker 02-06-2013 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meplat (Post 10450702)
This is all bull****, softening up the public to applaud gun confiscation.

yup

rootuser 02-06-2013 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meplat (Post 10450702)
This is all bull****, softening up the public to applaud gun confiscation.

It's been going on a long time. Only getting press now. They can't handle the felons, there certainly isn't enough man power to do anythign else. No need for the :TFH: just yet I don't think.

Safety1st 02-06-2013 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Born To Glock (Post 10450408)
I believe that Californians would rather see more criminals on the street and fewer in jail. Good luck trying to get funding for expanding the prison system. Wasn't three strikes weakened by referendum primarily as a cost cutting measure? Haven't they started releasing criminals from the prison system in order to free up space and save money?

This state is bankrupt, both morally and financially, and it never ceases to amaze me that no matter how much debt spending the state piles on, all the drones go around wanting the government to tax and spend even more.

/rant

We already have the country's largest prison population. The prison industrial complex doesn't need any more money. It needs less inmates. Legalize drugs, don't imprison people for victimless crimes and voila, prison problem solved.

ArmedCMT 02-06-2013 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Born To Glock (Post 10450408)
I believe that Californians would rather see more criminals on the street and fewer in jail. Good luck trying to get funding for expanding the prison system. Wasn't three strikes weakened by referendum primarily as a cost cutting measure? Haven't they started releasing criminals from the prison system in order to free up space and save money?

This state is bankrupt, both morally and financially, and it never ceases to amaze me that no matter how much debt spending the state piles on, all the drones go around wanting the government to tax and spend even more.

/rant

i think this only applied to non violent drug related third strikers but im not 100% on that. I also have a coworker whos bf's brother is supposed to be getting out of prison and thats his situation.

I dont understand how these guys didnt end up back in jail.

rootuser 02-06-2013 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ArmedCMT (Post 10450998)
i think this only applied to non violent drug related third strikers but im not 100% on that. I also have a coworker whos bf's brother is supposed to be getting out of prison and thats his situation.

I dont understand how these guys didnt end up back in jail.

It applied to non-violent 3rd strike convictions. Yes, you can felony assault the first two times, but as long as you are only caught on a drug related offense the third time, you're out. Nice way to put gang members back on the street.

lp3056 02-06-2013 11:18 PM

I thought possession of a firearm by a felon is a federal offense. Why does the State of California have to house them? The Feds need to get off their *** and do their job?

JDay 02-06-2013 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobio (Post 10450466)
Legalize marijuana. I don't want to pay to keep pot heads in jail.

The potheads aren't the ones in jail/prison, its the dealers. Possession of an ounce or less was decriminalized years ago, it was the last thing Arnold signed.

battleship 02-06-2013 11:40 PM

I thought Stockon was a LEO free zone.

Meplat 02-06-2013 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Safety1st (Post 10450957)
We already have the country's largest prison population. The prison industrial complex doesn't need any more money. It needs less inmates. Legalize drugs, don't imprison people for victimless crimes and voila, prison problem solved.

Yes! Exactly!

Born To Glock 02-06-2013 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Safety1st (Post 10450957)
We already have the country's largest prison population. The prison industrial complex doesn't need any more money. It needs less inmates. Legalize drugs, don't imprison people for victimless crimes and voila, prison problem solved.

If the goal is to reduce the number of inmates, the state should start with the ones on death row. Flip the switch and turn on the vacancy sign. :eek:

SJgunguy24 02-07-2013 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lp3056 (Post 10451125)
I thought possession of a firearm by a felon is a federal offense. Why does the State of California have to house them? The Feds need to get off their *** and do their job?

The Feds won't even keep people from jumping the border illegally. That's the actual job of the federal government per the constitution.

wildhawker 02-07-2013 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Safety1st (Post 10450957)
We already have the country's largest prison population. The prison industrial complex doesn't need any more money. It needs less inmates. Legalize drugs, don't imprison people for victimless crimes and voila, prison problem solved.

This.

-Brandon

cmichini 02-07-2013 3:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDay (Post 10451202)
The potheads aren't the ones in jail/prison, its the dealers. Possession of an ounce or less was decriminalized years ago, it was the last thing Arnold signed.

But if it were legal,the ones selling it wouldn't be criminals so there would still be more room for real criminals in the pokey.
If they started executions we could free up some space too

mossy 02-07-2013 3:56 AM

no need for a tinfoil hat this has been going on for a while. i think i saw a story last year about the same program. they are only going after people who are prohibited from owning firearms, but still own them. they will never be able to keep up with the list though.

ElDub1950 02-07-2013 4:38 AM

What pisses me off is the part that 3000 new felons with guns are added to the list each year. They're talking about felons they already know own guns. When they're convicted they already have them in custody, why don't they go get their guns at that very instant?

If it were you or me they'd confiscate our guns the minute we were suspected of something let alone arrested or convicted.

Ford8N 02-07-2013 4:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SJgunguy24 (Post 10451354)
The Feds won't even keep people from jumping the border illegally. That's the actual job of the federal government per the constitution.

Gee, somebody else actually gets it. ;) If the feds are not going to enforce the immigration laws, get rid of the whole Immigration Department, save me some tax dollars. Or, is that Department some kind of welfare to work job employing people?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElDub1950 (Post 10451745)
What pisses me off is the part that 3000 new felons with guns are added to the list each year. They're talking about felons they already know own guns. When they're convicted they already have them in custody, why don't they go get their guns at that very instant?

If it were you or me they'd confiscate our guns the minute we were suspected of something let alone arrested or convicted.

Law abiding gun owners are easier to push around, criminals just ignore the law. Your rulers know what is best for you. And if you do not obey, you will be arrested.

sandman21 02-07-2013 5:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rootuser (Post 10450928)
It's been going on a long time. Only getting press now. They can't handle the felons, there certainly isn't enough man power to do anythign else. No need for the :TFH: just yet I don't think.

I guess you have failed to read the sticky at the top of this page called DOJ delay. Welcome to the new way to prevent firearm ownership make it such a burden that nobody tries let alone gets a firearm. Just keep creating issue, not enough man power, not enough money, someone has your exact name, DOB, and SS, so we can't allow you to buy a firearm. So sorry you can't have one, just call the police. :rolleyes:

AyatollahGondola 02-07-2013 5:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Safety1st (Post 10450957)
We already have the country's largest prison population. The prison industrial complex doesn't need any more money. It needs less inmates. Legalize drugs, don't imprison people for victimless crimes and voila, prison problem solved.

Unfortunately though, drug users lose their heads and commit other crimes. Some to buy or obtain more drugs that they can't afford, and some because the drugs start having a more profound effect on their brains after repeated or increased use. Increasing access by legalization will result in an increase in crime, although not for possession, but worse crimes, in the near future, and probably would end up dwarfing those possession convicts.....the victimless ones you refer to. Keeping drugs from the wrong hands is as important as keeping guns from the wrong hands, with the exception that guns do not inherently make changes in peoples' brain chemistry

sl0re10 02-07-2013 5:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rootuser (Post 10451030)
It applied to non-violent 3rd strike convictions. Yes, you can felony assault the first two times, but as long as you are only caught on a drug related offense the third time, you're out. Nice way to put gang members back on the street.

Everything is a felony these days (or the police can make it into one). Going away for life ough to be for something that actually warrants going to jail for life.

AyatollahGondola 02-07-2013 5:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SJgunguy24 (Post 10451354)
The Feds won't even keep people from jumping the border illegally. That's the actual job of the federal government per the constitution.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ford8N (Post 10451792)
Gee, somebody else actually gets it. ;) If the feds are not going to enforce the immigration laws, get rid of the whole Immigration Department, save me some tax dollars. Or, is that Department some kind of welfare to work job employing people?



Law abiding gun owners are easier to push around, criminals just ignore the law. Your rulers know what is best for you. And if you do not obey, you will be arrested.

The feds are slowly changing the scope of the immigration enforcement agencies to inspection of goods and services. Our forum has an RSS feed from the Border Batrol, and each day they print out records of how many busts they've made of people trying to slip knock of Levi's or Disney toys past this nations iron borders. They do toss a few child molester busts in for good measure too, but it's astounding how much effort is aimed at protecting copyright/patents of big corps as opposed to the security of individual Americans. That latter theme you mentioned also applies to "unauthorized entry" as well. If you obey the law, you wait your turn in the system, but those that don't are ignored, and at this point, they become the reason we need "reform". The difference is in this case though, the feds let illegals run free to make a case for the "needed reform" to increase the amount of immigrants, while they let violent crime loose to make a case for "needed reforms" to decrease rights

Hogstir 02-07-2013 6:11 AM

Considering that 25% or more of inmates are illegal aliens, maybe we ought to make a deal with Mexico to ship their citizens back to serve their sentences in a Mexican prison. We could pay Mexico to keep them in prison and it would cost us a lot less than keeping them in American prisons. Having to serve their sentences in a Mexican prison would be a good deterant as well.

mrrabbit 02-07-2013 6:16 AM

If the policy and attitude to begin with was:

"Felons who have been released with sentences served automatically have their rights restored..."

This wouldn't be necessary to begin with. All that time an energy could be spent stopping crimes in progress, and solving those crimes yet to be solved.

If freed Felons are behaving to begin with - why bother them? If they misbehave again, well that's what the Second Amendment is for - stopping 'em in their tracks like any other criminal.

=8-)

mrrabbit 02-07-2013 6:16 AM

If the policy and attitude to begin with was:

"Felons who have been released with sentences served automatically have their rights restored..."

This wouldn't be necessary to begin with. All that time an energy could be spent stopping crimes in progress, and solving those crimes yet to be solved.

If freed Felons are behaving to begin with - why bother them? If they misbehave again, well that's what the Second Amendment is for - stopping 'em in their tracks like any other criminal.

=8-)

JaMail 02-07-2013 6:24 AM

this is the program they want to raid the DROS surplus to fund more agents.

DanM 02-07-2013 6:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mud99 (Post 10450464)
Tent city, it works in Arizona...

Agreed. I would rather see them out on work parties than sitting around conspiring on future crimes. Make them go out and work to improve communities, fight fires, road projects or some other meaningful work to improve the state. Just locking them up doesn't work. I think a tent city out in the Mojave would at least pursuede a few to follow the laws.

NotEnufGarage 02-07-2013 6:57 AM

We used to be a nation of laws. Break a law, face the consequences. Now, break the law, get a slap on the wrist.

HBrebel 02-07-2013 6:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meplat (Post 10450702)
This is all bull****, softening up the public to applaud gun confiscation.

100% correct

Clownpuncher 02-07-2013 7:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mshill (Post 10450407)
No room in jails in n CA. Ask Jerry Brown, he's pissed at the feds for not letting us increase the prison population.


How about cutting some of the welfare and building another Jail or 20

Lone_Gunman 02-07-2013 7:48 AM

5.5 hours to seize 5 guns with how many agents? This is what I keep saying, it's logistically impossible for them to get the guns from the estimated 40,000 criminals in the state that are in possession. There is no way in HELL they're going to confiscate them from us, it is a logistical impossibility.

warbird 02-07-2013 9:09 AM

Every one of those felons cited probably had guns back at their disposal within a half an hour. Family, friends, and black market dealers for the heavier stuff are teh ones that need some tent city time down in Arizona. Jery wants to cut the prison costs let the old sheriff down there house them. he makes money and they never want to go back.


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