Less than one week later, the California Attorney General leaked the state database of names and addresses of the state’s legal gun owners and concealed carry permit holders.
Gun groups across the state immediately called for an investigation into the AG leak, and some demanded the Attorney General’s impeachment, resignation or removal.
Gun Owners of California Executive Director Sam Paredes responded: “Attorney General Rob Bonta is either grossly negligent, completely incompetent or criminally liable. If this is his idea of increasing public trust, we’re screwed. For endangering the lives of 100s of thousands of law-abiding Californians, Bonta should resign.”
Paredes also notes “CCW holders are among the most law-abiding subsection of people in the entire country. This is a fact, however, that is routinely ignored by Leftist politicians and the media. According to California’s Department of Justice, the leak impacted applications from 2011 to 2021 and includes ‘names, date of birth, gender, race, driver’s license number, addresses, and criminal history.'”
It wasn’t a good week for California gun owners, even with the landmark Supreme Court decision.
And that is because of the Democrat-dominated California Legislature, pushing 16 radical gun control bills through at breakneck speed.
Many or most of the gun control bills proposed defy the Supreme Court decision and the 2nd Amendment.
Fortunately, only half of those bills will be on the governor’s desk by Friday morning.
The following bills have been sent to the Governor to sign prior to both houses adjourning until the afternoon of 1 August 2022. He is expected to sign the following:
AB 311 – Del Mar Fairgrounds
AB 1594 – Civil Suits
AB 1621 – Unserialized Firearms
AB 1769 – Ventura Fairgrounds
AB 2156 –50 firearms per year to 4 for mandatory licensing as a manufacturer
AB 2239 – Prohibited Persons (Watch Bill)
SB 915 – No Events on State Property statewide (End of Crossroads)
SB 1327 – Private rights of Action Lawsuit bill
Several of these bills make it illegal for any gun shows to be held any more at state fairgrounds.
SB 1327 allows for private citizens to sue anyone who makes or sell specific “illegal” weapons in California, including “ghost guns (not traceable), specific gun parts, and California’s version of assault weapons (scary looking guns).
As Sam Paredes noted about the AG gun owner’s leak, “It’s important to note that judges, prosecutors and reserve law enforcement officers are among those whose private identifying information has been made public; such high-profile people have every reason to protect their addresses from vindictive criminals. We must not, however, ignore that there are thousands of vulnerable individuals who have now been potentially exposed to their abusers.”
“Regardless of whether someone is high profile or not, everyone has the same right of privacy and must be equally protected under the law.”
And as an added benefit, Gun Owners of California offers this:
TO EXPRESS YOUR OUTRAGE AT THIS LEAK OF PRIVATE DATA, CONSIDER CALLING:
Attorney General Rob Bonta | Department of Justice: (800) 952-5225 Press “4” or call (916) 445-9555
Governor Gavin Newsom: Phone: (916) 445-2841 Press “6”
Your Legislator: Click HERE to “Find My Legislator”