The Gun Crimes Unit has nothing whatsoever to do with straw purchases, tracking down armed prohibited persons (just if arrested), or gun sales that are already illegal under state and federal law. Proactive enforcement of gun laws on the books is not an issue, but Wolfson thinks one more gun law will make difference. A few weeks prior to this announcement, Wolfson also announced that he supports infringing on the right to bear arms, specifically by banning private gun sales via his support for Ballot Question 1--universal background checks.
Criteria for the Gun Crimes Unit case selection is as follows:
1. Violent crime cases involving a firearm that are complex due to such factors as:
a. Multiple defendants
b. Multiple crime scenes
c. A complicated investigation
2. All cases where a defendant is charged solely with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and either has three or more felony convictions or one violent felony conviction.
3. All single event robbery with use of a deadly weapon cases where a traditional firearm (not a BB, pellet, pneumatic gun, etc.) was the deadly weapon.
4. All invasion of the home while in possession of a firearm where a traditional firearm was used.