California Sending SWAT Teams To Seize Guns From Legal Registered Owners

Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying 40-caliber Glock pistols, nine California Justice Department agents assembled outside a ranch-style house in a suburb east of Los Angeles....
Armed commandos, midnight raids, stealing guns from legal owners. Now where have we seen this before...? (pssst, think 'Germany'. 1932)

The long goodbye

There was a country song a number of years ago called “The Long Goodbye“. It was a song about a girl breaking up with her man, and leaving him slowly, in stages, but absolutely leaving him for good. In the same way, we are now watching our cherished 2nd Amendment rights being dissolved. Not in one, fell swoop, but in medium-sized bites.

In the story below, you will see that California has set up a criteria of people that they deem to be unfit to own guns. Keep in mind that the people they deem as “unfit” are legal, registered gun owners. We can safely predict that the criteria they use to seize your guns will grow narrower and narrower by the month, until all guns are seized. Expect dozens of other states to fall in line behind California and begin to start this as well.


Armed commandos, midnight raids, stealing guns from legal owners. Now where have we seen this before…? (pssst, think ‘Germany’. 1932)

Did you really think that Obama was going to take away our Second Amendement rights openly and to our faces? If you thought that, then you don’t know him or his agenda. Do you even know what the Second Amendment was actually put in place to prevent? 

We’ll give you a clue – it never was about your right to go hunting.

From Bloomberg: Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying 40-caliber Glock pistols, nine California Justice Department agents assembled outside a ranch-style house in a suburb east of Los Angeles. They were looking for a gun owner who’d recently spent two days in a mental hospital.

They knocked on the door and asked to come in. About 45 minutes later, they came away peacefully with three firearms.

California is the only state that tracks and disarms people with legally registered guns who have lost the right to own them, according to Attorney General Kamala Harris. Almost 20,000 gun owners in the state are prohibited from possessing firearms, including convicted felons, those under a domestic violence restraining order or deemed mentally unstable.

“What do we do about the guns that are already in the hands of persons who, by law, are considered too dangerous to possess them?” Harris said in a letter to Vice President Joe Biden after a Connecticut school shooting in December left 26 dead. She recommended that Biden, heading a White House review of gun policy, consider California as a national model.

As many as 200,000 people nationwide may no longer be qualified to own firearms, according to Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis. Other states may lack confiscation programs because they don’t track purchases as closely as California, which requires most weapons sales go through a licensed dealer and be reported.

“Very, very few states have an archive of firearm owners like we have,” said Wintemute, who helped set up the program.

Funding Increase

Harris, a 48-year-old Democrat, has asked California lawmakers to increase the number of agents from the current 33. They seized about 2,000 weapons last year. Agents also took 117,000 rounds of ammunition and 11,000 high-capacity magazines, according to state data.

“We’re not contacting anybody who can legally own a gun,” said John Marsh, a supervising agent who coordinates the sometimes-contentious seizures. “I got called the Antichrist the other day. Every conspiracy theory you’ve heard of, take that times 10.”

The no-gun list is compiled by cross-referencing files on almost 1 million handgun and assault-weapon owners with databases of new criminal records and involuntary mental-health commitments. About 15 to 20 names are added each day, according to the attorney general’s office.

Probable Cause

Merely being in a database of registered gun owners and having a “disqualifying event,” such as a felony conviction or restraining order, isn’t sufficient evidence for a search warrant, Marsh said March 5 during raids in San Bernardino County. So the agents often must talk their way into a residence to look for weapons, he said.

At a house in Fontana, agents were looking for a gun owner with a criminal history of a sex offense, pimping, according to the attorney general’s office. Marsh said that while the woman appeared to be home, they got no answer at the door. Without a warrant, the agents couldn’t enter and had to leave empty- handed.

They had better luck in nearby Upland, where they seized three guns from the home of Lynette Phillips, 48, who’d been hospitalized for mental illness, and her husband, David. One gun was registered to her, two to him.

“The prohibited person can’t have access to a firearm,” regardless of who the registered owner is, said Michelle Gregory, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office.

Involuntarily Held

In an interview as agents inventoried the guns, Lynette Phillips said that while she’d been held involuntarily in a mental hospital in December, the nurse who admitted her had exaggerated the magnitude of her condition.

Todd Smith, chief executive officer of Aurora Charter Oak Hospital in Covina, where documents provided by Phillips show she was treated, didn’t respond to telephone and e-mail requests for comment on the circumstances of the treatment.

Phillips said her husband used the guns for recreation. She didn’t blame the attorney general’s agents for taking the guns based on the information they had, she said.

“I do feel I have every right to purchase a gun,” Phillips said. “I’m not a threat. We’re law-abiding citizens.”

No one was arrested.

“It’s not unusual to not arrest a mental-health person because every county in the state handles those particular cases differently,” Gregory said by e-mail. “Unless there’s an extenuating need to arrest them on the spot, we refer the case” to the local district attorney’s office, she said.

Convicted Felons

Agents more often arrest convicted felons who are prohibited from buying, receiving, owning or possessing a firearm, Gregory said. Violation of the ban is itself a felony.

The state Senate agreed March 7 to expand the seizure program using $24 million in surplus funds from fees that gun dealers charge buyers for background checks.

Andrew Arulanandam, a spokesman for the National Rifle Association, a gun lobby that says it has more than 4 million individuals as members, didn’t respond to a request for comment on the program.

Sam Paredes, executive director of the Folsom-based advocacy group Gun Owners of California, praised the program, though not how it is funded.

“We think that crime control instead of gun control is absolutely the way to go,” he said. “The issue we have is funding this program only from resources from law-abiding gun purchasers. This program has a benefit to the entire public and therefore the entire public should be paying through general- fund expenditures, and not just legal gun owners.” source – Bloomberg


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  • If this is happening why are we not seeing more real time tweets, posts and photo shares of it?

  • didnt take long

  • It’s no surprise to see them taking guns from people who have mental hospital stays since the media says they are the only ones killing people. Soon it will be anyone who speaks against the government! Free speech is on its way out soon! May the Lord be with those who fear and love him in these troublesome days!

  • All these events that are happening in front of our eyes, just proves there is only months to go before Jesus returns for his saints!

  • I would love to see Jesus return every time Christians felt threatened.That is the reason the Apostle Paul had to write II Thessalonians because the believers there thought they were experiencing the “Day of the Lord.” (KJV says Day of Christ, a wrong translation> I believe that Christians and preachers in particular need to look at other possibilities beside the pre-tribulation snatching out.(rapture)

  • I personally believe that American believers have a ego problem because too many feel we are to be exempted from any suffering.I think that Christians in Egypt,China,Iraq,and many other countries where they are experiencing terrible persecution would love the rapture to take place right now.I believe that the pre-trib preaching has lulled American churches into complacency rather than carrying out the great commission.

  • with a population like L.A. there at 250k criminals with unregistered weapons in entire region,why dont they get those to,oh yeah its to risky might be shot,i forgot.any dont see them disarming north korea wonder why,just us.

  • So, militias in southern Cali; where are you? Are you all going to just lay down and let them disarm all of you?
    I keep hearing a complete bunch of horse crap from all of you over there, about how tough you all are,an d that they will never take your guns!
    Go ahead and let them take you down!
    That will NOT happen in AZ! We are getting ready for them to try it here!

  • They seem to be censoring comments on here!

    • Ranger if it has a link in it yes I believe links are not allowed. Cursing as well. But other then that they are not censoring that I know of. Also your very first comment has to be approved I believe after that your good to go. Its automatically set up that way from what I have seen. Hope that Helps some.

  • I thought the HIPAA Act is supposed to protect the patient against release of information.

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  • AZ ranger,your right ,slowly they will grab everyones guns,THE DICK OF 1902,was written to prevent any and all gun laws,also as a backup ,for the second amendment,just in case the government officals were so stupid they coundn’t understand..”shall not be infringed”,the really big difference in the dick act is anyone VIOLATING the dick act IS GUILTY OF TREASON,so its time to take action on the traitors stealing weapons and all government employees helping them…………………………….

  • ALL you deer hunters and americans,WHO care about your life and the life of your family,TAKE NOTICE,nibiru will be passing earth soon(45 days or less).when it does a small pole shift and a big earthquake can be expected,obama will really come after you with everything they have,SO GET READY,the power will be OFF across the nation,have your backup power ready to go,and be at your hideout,if you have one,IT WILL BE HELL in the cities,no food,all the markets closed,AND THE POWER OFF,….THINK ABOUT IT…….get ready,shes coming,…this will bring total war in america……………..

  • MARK OF THE BEAST,march 23rd. they will be trying to force you to take this chip or what ever it is,DON’T DO IT,and DON’T go anywhere without your BEST weapons with YOU AT ALL TIMES,from now on out,no where,you understand,AND DON’T drive into any road blocks,if you do they will take you and your family and put you in a FEMA bus and no one will ever hear from you again………….

  • They are already confiscating guns in California from people who have had the same treatment as those in NY! But it is all a coincidence, and completely un-related!

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