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San Mateo County cracks down on removing guns from prohibited hands

Original post made on Oct 26, 2022

San Mateo County leaders launched a new initiative to remove more guns from the hands of felons, stalkers and others prohibited from possessing firearms.

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Posted by lelkins
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 26, 2022 at 12:23 pm

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This is a much needed program that will help get firearms out of the hands of prohibited persons. They are approximately 25,000 persons on the Armed and Prohibited list in California
(Web Link and we need to make every effort to recover any firearms that they may possess. Thank you, San Mateo County for leading the way with this important preventative measure.

Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 26, 2022 at 3:54 pm

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Wagstaffe like to talk a lot about preventing gun violence but he doesn't walk the walk. Case in point was the plea deal that saw a convicted felon who used a gun in a violent robbery that caused injury to one of the victims get off with just over a year in county jail. That does not show being tough on gun crime, does it?

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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 27, 2022 at 7:52 am

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and that is typical. The DA's all talk tough on gun crime and then deal the gun enhancements away. The criminals know they don't face much more risk for using a gun in a crime than they do for simply committing the crime.

The DA's need to start enforcing these gun laws instead of dealing them away. Until they do gun violence and the illegal carrying of guns is going to continue to rise.

Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Oct 27, 2022 at 9:03 am

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Menlo Voter,

The problem is that doing their job and enforcing the laws does not get them press exposure. They like to make big statements so they can get articles written about how tough they are but then once the press is over they just let everything slide. I would love to see the Almanac or the San Mateo Daily or any other news organization take a look at how our DA is actually treating criminals accused of gun violence. I suspect that the residents of San Mateo county would not be thrilled with the fact they say one thing and do another.

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