Photo: Pizzo’s arsenal
November 15, 2021 – Ventura County, Ca.
Once a citizen is convicted of a felony in California, there’s one hard-and-fast limitation on that individual’s Constitutional Rights. Possession of a firearm or ammunition of any kind is strictly forbidden as long as that individual resides within the state.
Having been arrested and convicted of crimes in the past, this is a prohibition clearly understood—but apparently not appreciated—by 62-year-old Oxnard resident Louis Pizzo when he was arrested in the early evening of November 12 th.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sr. Deputy Matt Smith, Pizzo became the subject of law enforcement scrutiny early in November as Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail detectives caught wind of the likelihood that he was “manufacturing firearms in the City of Camarillo.” Once detectives determined that Pizzo had a history as a
convicted felon, they obtained and executed a search warrant on both Pizzo’s residence and his place of business.
Those searches lead to the discovery of “multiple firearms and a large quantity of ammunition” as well as multiple “ghost guns and various firearms parts” indicating that Pizzo was actively manufacturing and marketing illegal weapons.
Pizzo was taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail, where was booked on a plethora of firearms charges (convicted felon in possession of an assault rifle, possession of body armor, possession of ammunitition, etc.). Once booked, Pizzo posted $100,000 bail and remains at liberty pending a court appearance on November 29th.