In 2021, Agents Seized Almost 1,400 Illicit Firearms as Part of a Unique California Programme: AG of the State

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Authorities stated Wednesday that an increase in gun transactions during the COVID-19 outbreak, including those made by people who are not allowed to own firearms, drove state law enforcement last year to launch an aggressive effort to seize over 1,500 weapons through a special California procedure.

According to a report released Wednesday, agents investigated more than 6,600 persons in 2021 using the Armed and Prohibited Persons System, or APPS. There were 826 firearms listed in the database out of the 1,428 seized last year, but 602 – including 39 so-called ghost guns – were not.

 

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The register, which is unique to California, searches databases for persons who legally acquired firearms but are now prohibited from owning them because they have been convicted of felonies or serious misdemeanours, or have a history of domestic violence or mental illness. Under the programme, which began in 2006, state and municipal authorities can then move to seize the guns.

The epidemic impacted the state Department of Justice’s efforts in the first half of 2021, but agents were able to recover to former productivity levels after in-person contact limits were eased in June, according to California Attorney General Rob Bonta.
“They remove lethal illicit firearms from our communities,” he said.

Agents undertook four regional large-scale sweeps in the second half of 2021 to make up for time missed earlier in the year, according to Bonta. The sweeps resulted in the arrest of 55 people.

 

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As of January 1, there were 24,509 people in the system. In January of this year, officials conducted crackdowns in the counties of Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma, and Solano. They targeted people in the Los Angeles County database last month.

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