Category: criminal record

California Bill Would Restrict Some With Criminal Records from Possessing a Gun

SAN DIEGO—Assemblyman Brian Maienschein (D-San Diego) Friday announced legislation intended to prevent people convicted of specified crimes from possessing a firearm in California. State law prohibits a person convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm. It also prohibits people convicted of specified misdemeanors from possessing a firearm for 10 years after their conviction. Maienschein’s…


Random Attacks Highlight Failures of Progressive Law Enforcement, Homeless Policies

Commentary It was the weekend of the allegedly “random” murders of helpless, law-abiding women by violent homeless men with criminal records and histories of mental illness who had somehow been given the freedom to roam city streets. First came the lethal assault on Sandra Shells, a 70-year-old nurse who had worked at the Los Angeles…