A Real Life Minority Report: Politicians Call For Preemptive Gun Seizures
Gun control supporters are attempting to use a 15-year-old Connecticut gun seizure law as a model for the nation.
The Connecticut law allows police officers to make a case before a judge that a person is a mental health risk to themselves or others, after which law enforcement may confiscate their firearms. A hearing must then be held within 14 days to determine whether the firearms will be returned, or if the state will retain possession of them for up to a year.
Indiana has a similar law, and both California and New Jersey are considering similar legislation.
As has been the trend in recent years, authorities have cited the attack on Sandy Hook as justification for the law.