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Gun-control advocates see
5150 holds as model

San Francisco Chronicle, by Dan Freedman

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Posted By:poster, 10/13/2013 8:24:58 PM

Having achieved something close to mythic status in California pop culture, the state´s "5150" hold for people in psychiatric crisis is being looked at by national gun-control advocates and some experts as a way to get help for mass shooters before they open fire. Named for the section where it appears in California´s Welfare and Institutions Code, 5150 lets mental health professionals commit those deemed to be a danger to themselves or others to a care facility for as long as 72 hours. (snip)Those who have been detained on a 5150 hold cannot possess or own guns

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 10/13/2013 8:34:30 PM     (No. 9563883)

No due process. Used against gun owners. What could go wrong?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MissMann, 10/13/2013 9:05:42 PM     (No. 9563914)

To gun control advocates, owning a gun makes you a danger to yourself or others. Looks like the mental health wards are going to be overflowing soon...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bkt23, 10/13/2013 9:20:31 PM     (No. 9563927)

Sure, great idea. Declare everyone nuts, for one reason or another, and declare they have no right to own firearms. Let me know how that works for ya.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 10/13/2013 9:36:07 PM     (No. 9563942)



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/13/2013 9:47:29 PM     (No. 9563958)

Properly applied against the correct targets 5150 would lock up most of the CA legislature, and Ol´Jer Brown hissef´ Fur Shur.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 10/13/2013 10:03:39 PM     (No. 9563966)

Why would a crazy person care about a law that states they are not supposed to have a gun?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/13/2013 10:22:52 PM     (No. 9563975)

This plan should be tested on journalists first.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: beancounter, 10/13/2013 10:26:10 PM     (No. 9563978)

Why concentrate on gun deaths rather than murders? California is still #19 in murder rate.

One other factor that distinguishes California from other states: California had a significant decline in the African American percentage of the population from 1990 to 2010. Most states stayed about the same or increased.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 10/14/2013 12:51:23 AM     (No. 9564047)

It´s not a bad record, but I´m an OU812 man myself.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Doctor P, 10/14/2013 12:57:07 AM     (No. 9564051)

I am more of a .45 man myself

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