A Federal lawsuit shoots down Torrance PD gun retrieval policy.
|Torrance Police Dept Source|
It should have cost them much more.
Torrance resident Michael Roberts surrendered his firearms early in 2010 when a temporary restraining order was filed against him. He had become involved in a dispute with his doctor’s office staff. When the TRO was lifted, Roberts asked for his firearms. Citing Cal DOJ’s Law Enforcement Gun Release letter, Torrance PD refused. The DOJ’s letter wrongly implies that police should not return guns unless the person can document their ownership and the gun is in the DOJ’s database. The law simply does not allow those bureaucratic hurdles. Often, gun owners can’t comply, because police themselves fail to enter the firearms into the DOJ’s database, and most people don’t have receipts for the guns they own. The result: California gets to keep firearms away from its subjects.
|Gun Rights Atty Chuck Mitchel|
The citizens of Torrance might just want to take a hard look at their government: it looks to be no longer a servant, but a terrible master.
Personal note: I've had direct experience with Torrance PD and the city's management. In my estimation, they're haughty @$$hats.