A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with unlawfully possessing an unregistered AR-15 and possessing tracer ammunition.
According to the District Attorney, investigators served a search warrant at Deputy Brandon Garmon's home. They recovered an unregistered AR-15 and incendiary ammunition stored inside the deputy's closet. This case stems from a 2020 warrant.
Prosecutors have charged Garmon with two felonies: possession of an assault weapon and possession of a destructive device (the tracer rounds). He has not been arrested, KCAL reports.
"While I support the rights afforded to us under the Second Amendment, I also respect the laws of our state. It is illegal to possess an AR-15 assault rifle in California and I expect everyone, including sworn officers, to follow the law," District Attorney George Gascón said. "These weapons have repeatedly led to massive loss of life across this nation and I fully intend to enforce the ban in Los Angeles."
AR-15s can be legal to own in California if weapon meetz certain requirements and the owner follows the law.