AG Bonta Announces $5 Million to Aid in Gun Seizures From ‘Prohibited Individuals’
California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Aug. 3 his office is allocating $5 million to assist Sheriff’s departments across the state in seizing weapons and ammunition from people who had previously purchased a firearm and have since become legally prohibited from possessing them.
“In the United States in 2022, there have been more mass shootings than days in the year,” Bonta said a statement. “Gun violence is the number one cause of death of children and young adults in our nation. This is unacceptable.”
Sheriff’s departments utilize what’s called the Armed and Prohibited Persons System, a database of information from the Department of Justice that tracks gun owners to identify those who are no longer permitted by law to own them….
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