Following that tip, Fresno police searched Haga’s home and business and seized his gun collection. He was later charged with 35 felony gun counts.
With legal support and money from the NRA, Coleman challenged the legality of the guns search, and a judge sided with him. The district attorney dropped all charges late last year and returned Haga’s guns. Haga agreed to remove two of his AK-74s and a submachine gun from California.
The case was more about search-and-seizure laws than expanding gun rights, Coleman said. “But the NRA’s help was still valuable,” he said.
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