SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. government is cracking down on firearm clubs in the nation’s gun-friendly areas, targeting at least one club in Fresno, California.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Thursday it will require all firearms owners in the state to report gun owners who do not comply with its rules.
Gun-club owners will have until Feb. 7 to submit to ATF a photo ID, the agency said in a news release.
The agency said it will also require firearms owners to provide the names of at least two of their immediate family members.
Gun owners who have not complied with ATF’s requirements will face fines, up to $5,000 in fines, a lifetime ban from the club and other penalties.
ATF did not release a list of gun owners it would target.
The bureau is not the first to crack down against gun clubs in California.
In February, it fined gun owners for not meeting its gun-safety standards for club members.
The bureau also fined gun clubs $1,000 each in March for failing to report the presence of at-risk people.
The Fresno gun club has been under scrutiny since late January after the shooting death of Fresno Police Officer Justin Luebke in a car accident.