CLOVIS, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities seized more than 500 firearms from a man who is legally barred from owning weapons.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced Wednesday that agents seized 209 handguns, 88 shotguns, 234 rifles, 181 standard capacity magazines, 10 high capacity magazines, 100,521 rounds of various ammunition, and 10 assault weapons including a .50 caliber bolt action rifle from the name.
The man, from Clovis, is in a federal database due to a prior mental health hold, which prohibits a person from possessing firearms. He was arrested last week. His name and age were not released.
Over the last two years, the California Department of Justice has doubled the average number of guns seized annually and increased the number of investigations per month by nearly 300 percent, allowing special agents to conduct 17,465 investigations as of Oct. 30.