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|January 23, 2019|
Prohibited firearms owners target of new crackdown
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Agents from the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) seized three grenade launchers, several assault weapons, two ghost guns and other firearms from individuals prohibited from possessing such weapons in Riverside, Fresno, Oroville, San Diego, Norwalk, and Pittsburg.
These individuals were identified with the Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) database or were otherwise engaged in illegally acquiring or possessing an illegal weapon.
Among the arrestee was Brian Ojeda, from Riverside. DOJ agents searched his residence and located approximately 2,000 rounds of ammunition. Ojeda told agents he was storing his firearms at his brother’s house, but when agents searched his residence, they found one unregistered assault weapon equipped with a “bump stock,” one rifle, one large capacity magazine, and 2,000 rounds of ammunition.
California is the first and only state in the nation to have established an automated system for tracking firearm owners who fall into a prohibited status.
Story Date: March 21, 2018