YUBA CITY - California Department of Justice (DOJ) special agents in the Bureau of Firearms make it their job to seize guns from those who are legally barred from possessing them, and that's exactly what they did in Yuba City on February 23, 2016.
Special agents seized 12 firearms and approximately 35,000 rounds of ammunition from Adam Perry, 39, who, by law, cannot have guns in his possession because of a prior mental health issue, according to a report on appealdemocrat.com.
"DOJ special agents use the Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) database to check on people who, by law, cannot be in possession of a firearm, let alone a dozen," said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) which represents DOJ special agents, along with approximately 7,000 other law enforcement, public safety and consumer protection professionals who work for the state of California. "Seizing weapons from these individuals puts DOJ special agents in dangerous situations, but it's an important effort that must be done. I am convinced taking firearms from those who, by law, cannot be in possession of them, saves lives."
Perry was booked into the Sutter County Jail and later released on his own recognizance.