Take Two for April 8, 2013

How the city of Modesto seizes guns from owners who have lost the right


Elaine Korry/KQED

This 22-caliber Sturm Ruger semi-automatic rifle seized by state agents working in Modesto is one of thousands of illegal weapons confiscated from those are barred from owning guns.

California has joined the national debate over whether to place more limits on gun ownership. State lawmakers are considering several bills that would add to what are already some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation. 

In Modesto there's a unique program that sends Department of Justice agents out to seize firearms from people who have lost their rights to own a gun. For The California Report, Elaine Korry has the story. 

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