Armed agents from the California Department of Justice are traveling across the state looking to confiscate legally purchased guns from people who have become disqualified from having them.
California is the only state with a law governing the seizure of guns from people who are no longer allowed to possess them due to criminal convictions. There are still 19,700 people (totaling 39,000 guns) on the state's Armed Prohibited Persons database, despite regular sweeps for firearms.
However, while there are limits on how far these agents can go to get their hands on the guns, the program is being closely watched nationwide as gun control laws remain a top issue for lawmakers.
Joining us with more is Jessica Garrison who writes about the program for the L.A. Times.