Calif. sweep targets 1,000 illegal gun owners


The Modesto Bee

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Authorities have seized more than 540 guns in recent weeks as part of a statewide crackdown on convicted felons and others banned from owning firearms, California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced Monday.


Attorney General Jerry Brown, seen through the trigger hole of a .50 caliber weapon, announces the results of a crackdown on felons who possess illegally firearms Monday, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Sweeps conducted by state and local law enforcement targeted about 1,000 illegal gun owners in Los Angeles, Redding, Oakland, Fresno, San Jose and other areas throughout California.

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