CA Orders Online Gun Registration, Then Lets Website Fail

CA Orders Online Gun Registration, Then Lets Website Fail

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra The state of California is being sued for “refusing” to provide a way for gun owners burdened by a new registration requirement to comply with the law, ultimately forcing them to “face becoming criminals because they couldn’t do what the law requires.” The lawsuit was filed by the Second Amendment Foundation, which named California’s Department of Justice and Attorney General Xavier Becerra as defendants in its request for an injunction against the agency “for failing and refusing to establish a properly functioning internet-based firearms registration system.” Joining SAF in the legal action are the Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation and three private citizens. The lawsuit was filed in Shasta County Superior Court. “We’re suing because California DOJ’s Firearms Application Reporting System (CFARS) broke down during the deadline week for people to register their firearms in accordance with new state laws,” said SAF Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “For a whole week the system was largely inaccessible. People who wanted to comply with the law simply couldn’t and now they face becoming criminals because they couldn’t do what the law requires.” The organization explained the state’s required process, during the week of June 25-30, “which was the statutory registration deadline,” didn’t work. It was “inaccessible and inoperable on a variety of web browsers across the state. Many users who were able to initially log in and begin the process could not finish because the system crashed, obliterating all of their work,” […]

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