Tuesday, February 22, 2011

An Excellent Example of Enforcing the Laws Already on The Books

This story, reported by my local ABC station, KGO Channel 7, relates how the San Francisco Police Department is using the Armed Prohibited Persons list to attempt to disarm gun owners that conveicted of felonies or judged to be mentally ill.

No responsible gun owner believes that felons or the mentally ill should have the ability to purchase a firearm, and the Armed Prohibited Persons list is a good mechanism to get these guns out of the hands or potentially dangerous people.  So why is it that 37 police departments and 3 county sheriffs offices do not subscribe to APPS?

My guess would be lack of resources during this time of growing budget deficits.

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