Big win for gun rights as California makes gun registration settlement

Gun rights advocates in California are celebrating a settlement with the state which will allow residents more time to lawfully register their weapons after a system roll-out botched by Democrat officials threatened them with possible prosecution, as the Washington Free Beacon reports.

The agreement comes after advocacy groups in the state sued California’s Democrat-led Department of Justice over a requirement that that “bullet-button assault weapons” be registered by a July 1, 2018 deadline, alleging that the registration system itself was unavailable for much of the week preceding that date.

Gun owners reported attempting to fulfill the registration process multiple times using different web browsers and devices, with no success, repeatedly encountering system timeouts and crashes along the way, as KTLA in Los Angeles noted.

Because of the registration website’s inaccessibility and non-functionality, gun owners who were unable to complete the process ahead of the deadline were subject to possible prosecution through no fault of their own, a fact which prompted legal action on their behalf.

Under California law, transporting any unregistered assault weapon – even to take it to a shooting range – is chargeable as a felony offense that can yield a sentence of several years in prison, as KTLA further noted.

According to the terms of the settlement, the state will reopen the registration process for affected gun owners and halt prosecutions for a period of at least seven months. Furthermore, the state will be required to pay more than $151,000 in legal fees to the Firearms Policy Coalition.

Upon court approval, the state will also launch a public awareness campaign to inform gun owners of the new registration opportunity and provide an additional three months for those with the AR-15-variant weapons to comply.

Those who brought legal action on behalf of California gun owners lauded the terms of the agreement, with attorney George M. Lee saying:

We’ve always believed that this was about giving gun owners a reasonable opportunity to comply with the law and not be made felons at the stroke of midnight because the State couldn’t operate a website…

…the injunction will afford significant legal protections for possibly tens of thousands of gun owners.

The much-maligned registration system at the heart of this dispute was implemented by then-California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D), who has since been confirmed as President Joe Biden’s secretary of Health and Human Services.

 
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  1. We don’t need more laws. We need to prosecute by the laws we have on the books.
    We have more laws than any of us even realize. Every time something happens someone yells that we need a new law. These political idiots just jump on it without researching what laws we already have. If they would prosecute the law breakers and quit blaming an inanimate object like guns for the crime we would get way ahead of what’s going on.
    Then when a death sentence is imposed they should only be given 2 yrs to get an appeal. After that they should have to execute the judgement. We taxpayers should not keep these death row inmates in jail indefinitely when WE THE PEOPLE in the form of the jury delivered a sentence which the court verified.
    When the system does not carry through on a court decision it is as if the jury just wasted their time. Why go to the trouble of a trial if the system does not live up to the verdict?
    Guns are guaranteed under the constitution!!!!!
    If our law maker’s don’t understand that then VOTE them OUT!!!!!

  2. The delays in registering was not by accident, it was a ploy by the Democrats to create an additional firearms problem that they could manipulate into creating stiffer regulations.

    This is how the Democrats operate, they create a crisis and then blame someone or something else for the disaster they created!

  3. The second amendment was introduced into law exactly for the reason for what’s happening right now…. so the people can protect themselves from the kind of radical left government that is attempting to take over the country. This last election was a total fraud and they even have it on video as well as all the laws broken in many states. There are far too many more citizens owning guns that will not allow their rights to be taken away . The criminals are not going to obey the gun laws so the people need protection and equal power-fire. Opening the border is just the beginning of a new crime wave that will effect American safety. This may be the crossing of the line for the democrats and many many many law abiding citizens will not allow to live by these stupid changes of our laws.

  4. PRAY every day that they RE-INSTALL PRESIDENT TRUMP because of all the illegal voting…..THE DEMS/RINOS/LIBS have slit their own throats with their evil and manipulation of the voting sytem………..

  5. As thick as liberals are, they still don’t comprehend that both democrat and republican voters vote against candidates that push more 2nd amendment control. Liberals are still a small minority population wise, they just seem to beat their lips more with zero thought behind their reasoning.

  6. If people think being a Communist Country is so great, take a look at some North Korea pictures. Biden and other elites are pathetic. Haven’t these people lived through the tragedies of Vietnam, “911”, and other chaos. And this is the thought process. Wow!

  7. In my eighty-three years here on God’s green earth. I’ve seen my beloved country transformed from one nation under God to one nation gone under. Our once beloved Supreme court has been transform, in my opinion, to what I refer it to as the Un-Supreme court as they failed to vote to even investigate the Presidential election fraud. I have always believed there was, and is, enough evidence to prove fraud and hopefully the truth soon come out.

  8. That is no win for gun owners! They are just giving you more time to register your guns so they know where to come to confiscate them.

  9. The second amendment was to protect us from the government for situations just like what are illegal administration is trying too do. They better be careful there are more of us then there of them!!

  10. Liberals can’t be trusted on or for anything !!! They only know what they think they want the American to hear !!! Firearms in the hands of a law-abiding citizen is no more of a threat then a carpenter with a hammer !!! When will these idiots ever realize that criminals are just that – CRIMINALS !!! Should liberals do away with their protection details, their arms and ammunition and what have you got – just another citizen on the street !!! They are nothing but a farce to the solid citizen who follows the law !!!

  11. California voters, your voting to replace that communist Governor, now vote to replace that unconstitutional law on gun control. BTW, Ted Kennedy’s car killed more people than any of my guns……

  12. California voters, your voting to replace that communist Governor, now vote to replace that unconstitutional law on gun control. BTW, Ted Kennedy’s car killed more people than any of my guns……

  13. Xavier Becerra …. another brilliant cabinet pick by the Post Turtle. It just keeps getting better.
    The gun thing should be left alone. To many factions to piss off.

  14. Automate process to register guns then
    But worry about State coming for guns.
    Apply nationwide

  15. If the Federal government wants to regulate firearms they will need to get a Constitutional amendment, as they now have no authority to introduce or vote on any legislation involving firearms. Good luck getting the requisite number of states to ratify it.

  16. THERE IS NO NEED OF ADDITIONAL GUN LAWS THAT HAVE THE EFFECT TO DISINFRISE LEGITIMENT CITIZENS OF THEIR RIGHTS UNDER THE 2ND ADMENMENT.
    CURRENT LAW COVERS ALL AREAS THAT ARE BEING VIOLATED TODAY.

  17. Biden and the damn democrats in our government best leave our second amendment alone. If they don’t, I can asure you there will be a war in this country. A real shouting war of the likes that the American citizens have never seen before.

      1. It is so sad that the floodgates have been opened for any criminal to cross our borders, and then our politicians want to throw law-abiding citizens in jail because of their inept ability to follow the United States of America’s laws and rules already on the books.

  18. Feel having to register an AR-15 style weapon is a breach of my second amendment rights. If and when the government decides to take that right from you they know exactly where to look. It is the first step toward confiscation. My ancestors fought that war once before. As a veteran I am opposed to it. It should be taken to the Supreme Court.

        1. Welcome to our new Marxist Communist Dictatorship. THIS is what must be impeached. I used to live in California, and the Democrats totally trashed it. Only the National Parks remain decent enough to visit.

        2. Ditto! I am an 82 year old woman who has from childhood held our government in great respect and honor. These days I do not have any trust whatsoever in our “government” which is not truly a GOVERNMENT, but A PLAYGROUND FOR THE WEALTHY TO PLAY WITH AND DICTATE TO ALL OF US, and NOW it seems many within this great nation want to shut up Christians…that’s about as far as one can imagine having a true “government”….it is, these days more of a dictatorial prison for any who choose to be kind,helpful, and decent. Democrats of today despise decent people, and it makes me wonder if there is a living democrat who is, who wants to be Christian. Me? I cannot fathom a Christian joining what is today’s “Democratic” ordering all about.

  19. There are far too many gun laws, as nobody who is intent on not abiding by laws would abide by gun look laws.
    Gun laws are ONLY restrictions on law abiding people,who wouldn’t ever use their guns with malice.

        1. Except…the illegals and terrorists are still allowed to have unregistered firearms because the Obama judges dismiss the charges.

    1. Right, Tim. We register our guns and rifles when we buy them. We go through being checked through the Police,and other Agencies for background checks. What California is doing is creating a database of firearm owners to be used later in their firearms confiscation. What California is doing is clearly unConstitutional, and must be outlawed as not Constitutional.

      1. That’s what they are doing I would never tell them about my gun they don’t have the right to do what they want you to do by telling them about you gun this is what hitler did first to take away you guns they should be put in jail for breaking the constitution they are infringing the second amendment

    2. Gun Owners in Calif………Do not believe anything that those DEM liars put out there for you…….They are the sneaky misfits that deserve to be in Prison and not be anywhere near politics………Especially those broads that want to destroy our USA………..

    3. IGNORANCE , IS THE POLITICIANS OF DAMOCRAP PARTY TOTAL IGNORANCE. THEY ALL SHOULD BE IN PRISON FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. AND MANY MANY MORE. THEN OF COURCE THERE IS THE FIRING SQUAD THEY SO MUCH DESERVE. !!!!! WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT THINGS LIKE THAT RUNNING ANYTHING WHEN EVERY WORD THAT COMES FROM THEIR MOUTHS IS A LIE. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT ANYTHING BUT FINDING WAYS TO TAKE YOUR MONEY RUIN YOUR WAY OF LIFE CAUSE CHAOS. THREATEN YOU LIE CHEAT AND STEAL JUST LIKE THE ELECTION. TBEY ARE PURE CRIMINAL’S AMONG OTHER THINGS !!!

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