As we learned from a California Supreme Court ruling earlier this week, the inability to comply with a law doesn’t cut much ice with the powers that be on the left coast. California gun owners have until midnight tonight to register their “assault weapons” under the latest gun control scheme imposed on law-abiding firearms owners there. But as dailycaller.com is reporting, the surge of gun owners trying to comply is crashing the state’s online
confiscation facilitation registration system.
All applications must be completed and submitted by Saturday at 11:59 p.m. PDT. With less than a day until the deadline, the California Firearms Application Reporting System (CFARS) has had difficulty processing the high volume of applications, according to the Firearms Policy Coalition. The spike in traffic repeatedly crashed the CFARS website, preventing gun owners from registering properly.
If firearms are not registered before the deadline, gun owners could be charged with a felony and receive up to eight years in prison.
The National Rifle Association (NRA), the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) and various other Second Amendment consulting groups and law firms are advising gun owners and have legal representation standing by.
Surely the state has plenty of help desk people standing by to assist. And the California DOJ will be lenient if the system continues to barf, right?
The State of California Department of Justice acknowledged the issues processing applications. Rather than extending the deadline, the Office of the Attorney General advised troubleshooting.
Good luck with that, Californians.