The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Monday, October 8, 2018

Why California's Gun Ban For People With 'Mental Illness' Is A Bad Idea

California legislators apparently agree. Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1968 into law on Friday — gun control legislation that would ban any Californian twice-hospitalized in a given year for mental illness, in suspicion of harm to them self or others, from buying a gun for the rest of his life. Conservatives and libertarians should take note, since this might be a new piecemeal strategy in play, increasingly used by liberals to restrict gun rights under the guise of safety and surface-level logic.


Sure. Google would decide your mood swings were too intense for you to keep your XD. They email or whatever the SWAT team. They pound on the door while you're in the loo. Sorry. Feeling paranoid.

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