Clovis Family Recovers 500 Guns from Department of Justice
The Sheakalee family from Clovis, CA has recovered 500 guns that were seized by the Department of Justice, back in 2015, after a lengthy court fight over the weapons. The Fresno Bee reports:
The agents who went to Sheakalee’s home seized 209 handguns, 88 shotguns, 234 rifles, 181 standard capacity magazines, 100,000 rounds of ammunition and 10 guns designated assault weapons under California law, including a .50 caliber bolt-action rifle.
The weapons belonged to Albert Sheakalee and were confiscated by state agents from the Department of Justice because it was believed that Sheakalee was barred from owning guns. Sheakalee was apparently in the state’s Armed Prohibited Persons (APPS) database, which he had no knowledge of, because he was seen as mentally unfit to own guns. The charges against Sheakalee were resolved on July 12, 2016, but his weapons were not returned until this year. Sheakalee’s lawyer, Mark Coleman, believes that targeting people that are seeking mental health care will cause them to avoid mental health treatment in order to avoid being put on the APPS database.
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