“The law gives us a vehicle to cause the person to surrender their weapons, to have a time out, if you will,” Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michael Moore told a local NPR affiliate.
“It allows further examination of the person’s mental state.”
“It’s a short duration and it allows for due process,” he continued, adding: “It’s an opportunity for mental health professionals to provide an analysis of a person’s mental state.”
Call me crazy, but regardless of the length of time the state will administer this, uh, “time out,” it’s still unconstitutional and opens the door wide open for a whole swath of abuses for law abiding citizens.
The Second Amendment exists to defend our God-given right to defend our lives and property — despite what you might hear from certain super popular pastors — and any law that infringes on this right is illegal and to be discarded.
The Constitution trumps the state on this, therefore, the law is unconstitutional and should be struck down.
Unfortunately, it’s not likely the federal government will do anything to make this go away.