WEB Notes: He tried to sign up hundreds of times. Boy, I wish people would have protested this law hundreds of times instead. How easily we allow ourselves to be led to our own trench of death.
Thousands of gun owners statewide now find themselves on the wrong side of the law, despite their good-faith efforts to comply with a new state law.
As of July 1st, it’s a felony to possess an unregistered assault-style, semi-automatic weapon in California.
That’s why gun owners, like Ron Whitaker of La Mesa, tried to register those weapons online with the California Department of Justice (CAL DOJ) before last week’s deadline but couldn’t because of an apparent problem with their website.
Whitaker spent $4000 for his LWRC AR-15 assault rifle. He first tried to register it on Thursday, June 28, more than two days before the deadline which was June 30 at midnight.
“I typed the information in a hundred times,” Whitaker recalled. “The website kept crashing. The (state) Department of Justice knew this, and they weren’t doing anything about it.”