Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann of Califoria, CEO of Scott Kirschenmann Farms, Inc., was charged with a dozen weapons-related felonies, after he attempted to comply with California’s state-mandated gun registration laws. He attempted to register an AR-15 using the state’s website, and electronically submitted photographs of the firearm, which he was required to do by the end of June.
According to court documents, the weapon was “illegally modified,” and served as grounds for the Department of Justice (DoJ) to raid Kirschenmann’s home. It’s not immediately clear what the illegal modification was, but the rifle was presumably not in compliance with the recent bans
Investigators seized two “silencers,” 230 rounds of ammunition, and 12 firearms in the search, KGET reported. On May 17, the district attorney’s office charged Kirschenmann with a dozen felony weapons-related charges.
He was subsequently released on $150,000 bond.
According to retired Kern County Sheriff’s Office Commander Joe Pilkington, a court-recognized firearms expert, California’s rapidly-changing gun laws have created a significant amount of confusion with regards to what requirements are currently mandated, KGET reported. He suggests that anyone struggling to understand the current requirements should meet with a licensed firearms dealer.
“Just in the last few years, there have been lots of changes in gun laws,” Commander Pilkington explained. “Making an effort, a good faith effort to comply with these really complicated laws, should count for something.”
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