California Confiscation: Big Bucks For Small Results

posted on May 7, 2015

California’s misguided program to take guns away from those they believe shouldn’t own them is turning out to be far more expensive than gun-ban advocates expected.

The state’s so-called APPS initiative, which sends armed officers knocking on doors to confiscate guns from anyone who has found their way onto California’s increasingly easy-to-get-on “prohibited” list, has already blown the $24 million it received in 2013 to investigate the 21,000 gun owners on the list. Yet by the end of 2014, 17,479 people still remained in the illegal gun owner database. A little quick math reveals that adds up to more than $7,100 for each gun owner investigated.

Proponents of the program should take heart, however—at that rate, to investigate the remaining 17,479 people on the list should only cost taxpayers about another $125 million!

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