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Recent arrest alleges possession of drugs and firearms

Many people have been arguing in recent months that there should be a shift in public policy in regards to gun control. Some politicians in the United States Congress, including some Representatives and Senators from California, are currently working on legislation which would reportedly include an assault weapons ban, similar to the one which expired under former President George W. Bush. The purported shift in the public conscious may be having an effect on local law enforcement as well, and one California man might be thinking the same thing after he was recently arrested on weapons charges.

According to the reports, the police were tipped off that the 47-year-old man illegally possessed the firearms. At the time the man was arrested, the police allegedly found around twelve "machine guns," as well as child pornography and drugs. The man had reportedly been arrested on previous occasions, which also included weapons charges in addition to theft charges. After the arrest the man was booked into the Sacramento County Jail and was held on $75,000 bail.

There are certain circumstances under which a person is no longer legally allowed to possess a firearm. Possession is usually barred following a felony conviction, and in many cases even a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction is enough to lead to a bar on ownership or possession. Some types of firearms and weapons are illegal in and of themselves, and the machines guns which this man allegedly possessed may fall under that category.

The important thing for our Roseville readers to remember is that an arrest is not a conviction. The judicial process will play out for this man, and he is entitled to be considered innocent until proven guilty.

Source: The Sacramento Bee, "Assault weapons, drugs seized in Gold River arrest," Sam Stanton, Feb. 23, 2013

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