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Monday, March 11, 2019

Report: California Saw Huge Increase in Gun Ownership Over Last Decade Despite Strict Gun Laws

Despite some of the nation's toughest laws, the number of gun owners in California has more than doubled over the past ten years, according to new data released Friday by the state Department of Justice.

The state of California maintains a one-of-a-kind database of known gun owners, the Armed and Prohibited Persons System (APPS). APPS combines data on firearm transactions from two different state sources, the Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) database which tracks all transfers made by gun dealers and the Automated Firearms System (AFS) which includes the subset of guns the state requires to be registered, to compile a list of all individuals who legally purchased or were transferred a firearm in California.

Operated continuously since 2006, the program's goal is to identify and seize the weapons of individuals prohibited from owning a gun under state law.



Anonymous said...

I seriously doubt that california is the only state with a gun ownership data base. maryland probably has one also, if the truth be known

Anonymous said...

Getting ready for the New Revolution in AMerica !!!!

Overtaxation / No Representation !!!!

Anonymous said...

Anyone that buys any type of gun from a licensed dealer will have their names on the instant background check list