Gun Groups Sue California DOJ Over Registration Disaster

Gun Groups Sue California DOJ Over Registration Disaster

Attorney General Xavier Becerra (Photo: Facebook) Several prominent gun-rights organizations are suing California this week because the state’s plan for the mandatory registration of certain firearms was a total disaster. “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 Second Amendment Foundation founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. “For a whole week the system was largely inaccessible,” he continued. “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.” Filed in Shasta County Superior Court, the lawsuit specifically targets the state Department of Justice and Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Joining SAF in this legal effort are the Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation and three private citizens. Filed in Shasta County Superior Court, the groups want to block the requirement until a “reliable and functional registration system” is implemented. “Predictably the state of California wants to take guns away from the law abiding. In this instance they couldn’t even build a working system to respect gun owners’ rights,” explained CGF Chairman Gene Hoffman. “We simply want to allow those who want to comply with the law to have more time with a working registration system.” Not only did the registration website crash periodically, but it was leaking personal information. Users would have access to the home address, telephone number, email and Driver’s […]

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