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Seven years ago, San Jose confiscated a woman’s guns and still refused to return them…

Everybody knows that California is a front-runner for the worst gun laws in America and it’s been that way for a long time, but many of us who don’t live there aren’t familiar with just how far some of the municipalities in Anti- California U.will go to violate their citizens’ Second Amendment rights. Yesterday, we learned that the U.S. Supreme Court has turned their 18 gimlet eyes upon the city of San Jose in response to a suit by the Second Amendment Foundation. The suit, brought on behalf of Lori Rodriguez, is one of the most egregious infringements we’ve seen in decades. According to this article, quoting the SAF’s Alan Gottlieb: 

“Her [Rodriguez’] firearms were seized seven years ago after her husband was taken to a hospital on a mental health issue,” the foundation said. “At the time, a San Jose police officer advised Rodriguez he had authority to seize all firearms in the residence, including those belonging solely to her, which were all locked in a California-approved safe. The guns were taken without a warrant, and over Rodriguez’s objection.”

Although all of the lower courts agreed that Rodriguez had done nothing wrong, the city continues to refuse to return her firearms to her. Of course, we would never imply that the city can’t return those guns because they either lost them or “lost” them. However, this demand from the U.S. Supreme Court cannot be ignored. As Gottlieb indicated dryly, ” “If the city thought they could just ignore this case and make it go away, they’re wrong.”

“I think we are all very curious how as to what the city of San Jose will say for themselves.  Whatever excuse the City of San Jose comes up with, we know it’s going to be entertaining. The Second Amendment Foundation’s Gottlieb said, “When a municipal government agency can seize property without a warrant, and be protected by the lower courts in so doing, it is time for the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and right this dangerously tilted ship before it capsizes.”

Our thank you to and Trace Munson for this article.  

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