California’s Gun Confiscation Program Hits Firearm Owners Hard

Efforts by the California Department of Justice to disarm gun owners have led to apparent civil rights violations, gun group says.

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California’s Gun Confiscation Program Hits Firearm Owners Hard
CalGuns Foundation
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ROSEVILLE, CA –-( Following numerous reports of improper arrests and firearm seizures throughout California, Roseville-based gun rights group The Calguns Foundation has issued a new warning to gun owners in the Golden State.

“Gun confiscation efforts pushed by Attorney General Kamala Harris have apparently led to unconstitutional arrests of regular, non-prohibited gun owners as well as the seizure of their firearms and ammunition,” said Brandon Combs, the group’s executive director and creator of the Foundation’s DOJ Watch project.

California’s Armed Prohibited Persons System, or ‘APPS’, firearms confiscation program was funded in 2013 through Senate Bill 140, authored by state legislators including San Diego-based senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine). SB 140 re-appropriated money paid by gun buyers for background checks to APPS law enforcement actions, including the one which took firearms from Bakersfield, California resident Michael Merritt.

“These frightening raids, often carried out by heavily armed DOJ agents and local law enforcement agencies, aren’t just hitting violent criminals,” noted Combs. “What a sad day it is when even elderly law-abiding people need to be on the lookout for Ms. Harris’ gun-grabbing goons.”

Should you be contacted by law enforcement, be polite but prepared to exercise your rights. For instance, should a warrant be served upon you, do not physically resist the officers but do remain silent and contact your attorney as soon as possible. Do not consent to any search and remember that you are not required to volunteer information or open locked containers.

As part of its ongoing efforts to defend gun owners from malicious and improper prosecutions, The Calguns Foundation operates a Help Hotline for firearms related legal issues. Should you be the target of the DOJ’s APPS gun confiscation efforts or any other firearms-related law enforcement encounter, detainment, or arrest while in California, the Foundation suggests the following:

● Never consent to a search

● Exercise your right to remain silent

● Contact CGF’s Help Hotline through the online form at or call (800) 556-2109, open 24/7/365

● If you need immediate legal assistance, please contact an attorney (some firearms attorneys are listed on the CGF Help Hotline web page)

Visit for more information about The Calguns Foundation’s Help Hotline and to submit requests for assistance on urgent firearms-related legal matters.

The Calguns Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves its members, supporters, and the public through educational, cultural, and judicial efforts to defend and advance Second Amendment and related civil rights. Supporters may to join or donate to CGF.

  • 57 thoughts on “California’s Gun Confiscation Program Hits Firearm Owners Hard

    1. So the CA background check ammo law will effectively create a gun registry. If they know what you’re buying – they’ll know what your shooting! RE-PEAL The other Evil j-w gun grabber “law” Lautenberg MCDV gun ban too!!!

    2. The rights of every law bidding American citizen of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA are being tramped on by the guy or dictator in Washington D C. Our Bill Of Rights , our Constitution , our right to worship our Lord and Savior who died for our sins . Now the biggest SIN OF ALL is Satan in the White House and wanting to control us like sheep going to slaughter . We will one day have to take a stand to defend ourselves against the Anti-Christ in D C with all his followers that he keeps bringing in as Refuges. It has been his intention all along to do a take over from inside these United States.hillary clinton is also one that has been with him on this move . If he and she think our military will go along with the program ,have they got a big surprise in store. We are all Americans and will band together as the biggest baddest Armies they can not imagine , coming at them full out . And we aim literally to put an end to the outrageous acts they have did to all citizens , what they took will be taken back and an end put to this crap once and for all . DON’T TREAD ON ME IS WHAT IT SAYS. WE BLEED, RED , WHITE AND BLUE FROM THE DAY WE WERE BORN AMERICAN CITIZENS BY AMERICAN CITIZENS ! ! !

    3. God won’t protect you..the police can’t protect you…it’s time to protect yourself and your family. The Constitution is your only hope. Stand Tall!

    4. Any so-called journalist, reporter or writer who does not encourage the people of California to fight back and resist is either a stinking coward or is being paid off by the gun-control lobby and special interests. Mark him or her as a snake in the grass…

    5. Question for the “seminar poster” on this discussion thread. What makes you think “stricter gun laws” are going to be obeyed by people who are already breaking the law?

    6. I have had it with these gun toting people, I have just about enough, it makes me sick to my stomach, enough, Ever since New Town, the gun attacks have come close to San Diego. Time for Stricter Gun Laws and Ms. Kamala Harris is doing the right thing. I will defend her. Well Killing innocent children is also a crime to and is punishable by law. I have a real job, its the ones who are lazy, that never want a job. How about someone with a warrant takes away you most prized gun. think about that.
      I praise the New Town parents for stopping the Violence, a Virgina Tech student of Asian decent recently south Asian from India, was found dead in the trunk of someone’s car. So my point is we need the Ninth circuit court of Appeals to return the law back to the gun bans in CA. Especially in San Diego.

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