“Bacal’s injunction against AB 173 is not the first time California officials have become mired in controversy regarding the personal information of gun owners.’ And it won’t be the last. Those whose goal it is to disarm and make us defenseless are relentless.
The state of California cannot mandate the public release of personal information on gun owners, according to a judge’s ruling late last week.
San Diego Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal in San Diego County issued an injunction against California’s Assembly Bill 173, ruling that by allowing the law to remain in effect while it was being challenged in court unconstitutionally risks the privacy rights of California gun owners.
“Accordingly, plaintiffs have shown that the balance of harms weighs in favor of issuing the injunction,” she noted in her order.
By Jon Dougherty