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California: NRA News Video Reveals True Nature of Cal-DOJ’s Firearm Confiscation Program

Monday, July 29, 2013

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As part of their efforts to justify increased firearm purchase fees and universal gun registration nationwide, California politicians are enhancing a program that identifies people who are prohibited from possessing firearms, ammunition, ammunition components, clips, magazines, and speed loaders, and sending out teams of police to confiscate them.  And with a new funding source from fees forced onto law-abiding gun purchasers, this program will be getting more aggressive.  If you are unsure of your status to possess firearms, police may be knocking on your door!

“California is the first and only state in the nation to build an automated system for tracking handgun and assault weapon owners who pose a threat to public safety,” said a state senator from California.  “Taking guns away from dangerous, violent individuals who are prohibited by law from owning them is smart and efficient law enforcement,” said Attorney General Harris.

They call it the Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS).  Sounds great doesn’t it?  Too bad the “system” doesn’t work that way.

As demonstrated in a video which NRA News recently released, featuring accounts from innocent victims of the APPS program, the informed critical opinions a former DOJ agent who actually took part in APPS sweeps, and  firearm civil rights attorney, C.D. Michel, the APPS program is at best ineffective at getting guns from violent criminals, and at worst a campaign of civil rights violations mislabeled as crime fighting.

While the idea behind APPS program is good in theory – seeking to disarm the truly dangerous elements of society – that is not what the APPS program is actually doing.  Using recent tragedies to make APPS sound like something it is not, anti-gun politicians have mischaracterized what APPS does, and stolen millions of dollars from firearm purchasers (via the fees they are required to pay) to expand the APPS program.

In fact, as the NRA’s important video shows, APPS suspects are overwhelmingly non-violent, good people who were unwittingly prohibited from firearm possession and typically don’t even know their prohibited status or that they may be violating the law.  They are hardly the dangerous criminals or scofflaws politicians make them out to be.

There are ways to protect yourself and your fellow gun owners!  First, watch the video. Second, the firearm rights attorneys at Michel & Associates have published a legal memorandum providing a breakdown of the APPS program and tips on how to handle any issues that may arise from it.  Confirm your status and learn your rights!

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Pennsylvania: House Committee Passes Firearm Confiscation Orders - Schedules Additional Gun Control for Tomorrow

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pennsylvania: House Committee Passes Firearm Confiscation Orders - Schedules Additional Gun Control for Tomorrow

Today, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 2227, legislation that creates so-called “extreme risk protection orders” whereby a hearing would be held, firearms would be seized and constitutional rights suspended with little to no due ...

Pennsylvania: House Committee to Consider Multiple Gun Control Bills Tomorrow

Monday, June 18, 2018

Pennsylvania: House Committee to Consider Multiple Gun Control Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider several gun control bills that would only punish law-abiding gun owners.

Pennsylvania: Gun Control Legislation to be Considered on the House Floor

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pennsylvania: Gun Control Legislation to be Considered on the House Floor

This morning, the House Judiciary Committee continued its push for gun control by passing House Bill 1872, legislation which would ban many firearm accessories.

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Targeted Gun Owners’ Speech

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Targeted Gun Owners’ Speech

The Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota law that forbade voters from wearing “political insignias” at polling places after the law was challenged by a voter who was told he must remove or cover his ...

Delaware: Contact Your Senator Immediately in Opposition to Gun Ban Legislation

Friday, June 15, 2018

Delaware: Contact Your Senator Immediately in Opposition to Gun Ban Legislation

On Tuesday, June 19, the Delaware Senate could consider legislation (Senate Bill 163) that would ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms in Delaware.

D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

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Friday, June 15, 2018

D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

Gun control advocates can now boast of a new group of allies joining their dubious coalition: witches. It kind of makes sense. We all know that gun control is based mainly on magical thinking. Its advocates, after ...

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

NRA Backs Motion to Halt New Jersey Magazine Ban

NRA is backing a motion filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey to halt the enforcement of New Jersey's ban on so-called “high-capacity” magazines until the court rules on the underlying case. 

Oregon: Gun Control Proponents Suspend Attempts to Qualify Initiative Petition 44

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Oregon: Gun Control Proponents Suspend Attempts to Qualify Initiative Petition 44

Earlier today, the proponents for Initiative Petition 44 announced they are suspending their campaign for the year and will no longer seek to place the initiative on the November ballot.

The Rolling Stone Continues its Inaccurate Anti-NRA Reporting

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Friday, June 15, 2018

The Rolling Stone Continues its Inaccurate Anti-NRA Reporting

It is by no means a closely held secret that Rolling Stone magazine has aggressively promoted an anti-gun agenda for many decades.  It started in 1980, with the death of John Lennon at the hands of ...

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle

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Friday, June 8, 2018

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle

California residents attempting to comply with the Golden State’s ever-increasing swamp of firearms laws and regulations should take warning. According to a report out of Bakersfield, a good faith effort to obey the state’s labyrinthine ...

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