Want to see our DOJ special agents on the job?
Ride along with them via this KCRA report! See what they encounter as they "fight against forbidden firearms."
"Our California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) members who are special agents with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Firearms Bureau have been the focus of a lot of positive media coverage and for good reason," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "Taking guns from the hands of convicted felons and the mentally ill, those who by law have lost the right to possess a gun can only be described as potentially life-saving work."
Special agents have reported, they are overwhelmed. Currently there are 33 special agents working to take away firearms from those who, by law, should not have them. Compare that to the more than 19,700 armed prohibited people in California believed to be in possession of more than 34,000 handguns and 1,590 assault weapons.
"We thank Special Agent John Marsh who is quoted in the most recent television report, and all the special agents who's names and faces aren't showcased, given the nature of their work," said Barcelona. "These agents risk their lives every time they knock on a door. They are helping to keep Californians safe from gun violence. We wish there were more of them. The work they do is deserving of the recent media coverage and always has been.