A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy was charged for possession of an “unlawful” AR-15 firearm found in the closet of his home in 2020.

Deputy Brandon Garmon, 45, was charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office for one felony count of possession of an “assault weapon,” as described by state law, and one felony count for possession of a destructive device.

“While I support the rights afforded to us under the Second Amendment, I also respect the laws of our state,” District Attorney Gascón said Wednesday. “It is illegal to possess an AR-15 assault rifle in California and I expect everyone, including sworn officers, to follow the law. These weapons have repeatedly led to massive loss of life across this nation and I fully intend to enforce the ban in Los Angeles.”

The unregistered rifle was allegedly found in Garmon’s home when a search warrant was served on April 8, 2020. Also found in his home was tracer ammunition, which is known to burn brightly when fired and typically used by the military to mark a target in battle.

The case was filed on April 4 and the investigation is ongoing.




































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