San Jose police confiscated a cache of 29 guns Wednesday night while they were doing a compliance check on a person banned from being able to own weapons because of a recent arrest.
Officer Albert Morales did not name the person who owned the guns, discovered just before 7 p.m. in the 400-block of Jackie Drive.
Officers were there checking up on the man, who had been banned from owning firearms for 10 years. The man cooperated, police said, and voluntarily let officers inside, and pointed out where the guns were.
Morales said the man was not arrested.
Police did not disclose more details about the man, other than describing him as a "prohibited person." In general, a person earns that title if he or she is convicted of a felony or a violent misdemeanor, is placed under a domestic violence restraining order or is determined to be mentally unstable.
The California Department of Justice maintains a database of people who are prohibited from possessing firearms for one of the above reasons. Information from this database is shared with law enforcement. The San Jose Police Department regularly deploys a team of officers working overtime to contact