“The good people of California may sleep safely in their beds, for rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would try to obey their laws.”

Or something like that. Or maybe “This is what happens when you register your guns.”

California Farmer Charged With 12 Felonies After Trying To Register His Guns

Bakersfield, CA – A member of a prominent farming family was charged with a dozen weapons-related felonies, after he attempted to comply with California’s state-mandated gun registration laws.

According to court documents, Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann’s home was raided in April, after he attempted to register an AR-15 using the state of California’s website, KGET reported.

It’s not immediately clear what the illegal modification was, but the rifle was presumably not in compliance with the recent bans.

Ah, California. How I don’t miss thee.

h/t to Claire.

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4 Responses to “The good people of California may sleep safely in their beds, for rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would try to obey their laws.”

  1. Robert says:

    I believe “not in compliance” means “still shoots bullets”.

  2. Claire says:

    And don’t you love the way they suggest taking your guns to any old FFL to find out if they’re legal or not? As if average Joe FFL has every secret diktat of the ATF and the state of California at his fingertips.

    But then, taking an “illegal” firearm to an FFL has one big potential benefit for the state: they might get to arrest both the gun owner and the poor licensee if everything just isn’t totally a-okay. Shut down one more hapless gun dealer; yeah, that’s a bonus.

  3. Mike says:

    This was a failure of the 7P’s.* All he had to do was a little research into what laws had changed or, at the very least, strip the rifles of the gizmos and photograph them. In reality the biggest mistake this chump made was trusting the government.

    * Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

  4. Andrew says:

    Mike, the only mistake he made was trusting the government. It’s like using the IRS for tax consultation, no matter what they say, even in writing, is ever correct and they’ll stick you in the back with the very ruling they handed you in the front.

    What he should have done is… Hide the guns, shut up about the guns, never let other people see the guns. A variation of Shoot, Shovel and Shut-up. In this case, Don’t shoot, do shovel (bury or hide) and shut up. Wait until he needs the guns or after all this poop-storm blows away (hopefully.)

To the stake with the heretic!