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Law abiding gun owners are being punished once again by the once great state of California. A new law in California will take current personal information about gun owners and send it around the country to various “gun-violence” researchers.

Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 173, this bill will require the California Department of Justice to send information identifying firearm and ammunition purchasers to a new research center at the University of California Davis or any other institution that requests it. The information being passed around will include; address, name, date of birth, what they purchased, when and where they bought it, and much more.

As for the institutions that can gain access to this data, its almost entirely up to the discretion of the California Department of Justice. Research groups that are affiliated with accredited Universities are permitted to request this information and the California Department of Justice can decide if they will get it from there.

This bill came under fire by the California Rifle & Pistol Association. The organization hammered both the bill and California Governor Gavin Newsom in a statement.

The identities and confidential personal information of individuals should only be provided by DOJ or other state entities to law enforcement agencies when conducting an investigation that has a specific need for it. No other entity – not even research institutions – has sufficient justification to have access to an individual’s private information. Research conducted by the California Firearm Violence Research Center and other institutions to prevent violence should not be about individuals and their personal information, rather about a broad-based study about the prevention of violence, where an individual’s specific personal information is irrelevant.

Most importantly AB 173 is in direct violation of the California Constitution which states in Article 1, Section 1, “All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.” In all, the California Constitution names “privacy” as a fundamental right of all Californians five times!

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Countryboy
Countryboy
2 months ago

The right to “There” “Privacy,” but not “Our” privacy! Laws for us, not them. How convenient for “Them” (As usual!)

Ron Matthews
Ron Matthews
2 months ago

This is a direct violation of existing California Law, such information is not supposed to be a permanent record. Bleep Newsome and his Commie Libeal would be Dictator friends.

Mark
2 months ago

Surely someone out there can get within 500 yards of Screwyousome.

Wyatt
2 months ago

Our privacy has been eroded little by little since the days of Lyndon Johnson .With each passing year we lose more and more of our rights . Soon we will not have any rights , that is if we do not fight back and vote these leftists out of office and insure that they never again get re-elected to anything . Not even that of janitor or washroom attendant .

Terry Story
Terry Story
1 month ago
Reply to  Wyatt

It isn’t just the days of Lyndon Johnson unfortunately, it goes a long ways further back than that, at least to the time of Woodrow Wilson and even many of his predecessors. From the day that the Constitution was ratified there have been those that have wanted to manipulate the provisions of it to their own wishes, and that has continued unabated for many years, it is just that they are having greater success since LBJ and his ilk have been in power. That is a consequence of elections and for those that don’t vote or choose to vote for those that would oppress them, be careful what you wish for, it is happening.

RangerEDGE5
RangerEDGE5
1 month ago
Reply to  Terry Story

How right you are Terry. And why not? The people still do NOTHING.

RangerEDGE5
RangerEDGE5
2 months ago

PLEASE tell me again about our so called 2nd amendment rights. Keep letting them get away with this. You people have done a bang up job so far in letting them run over you. Enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Palm Springs
Palm Springs
2 months ago

I am just waiting for The Second United States Civil War to begin. It’s only a
Matter Of Time.

Meathead
Meathead
1 month ago
Reply to  Palm Springs

When the government idiots start sending their jack-booted thugs out to collect the guns is when the thugs will be collecting them “one round at a time” and kick off the Civil War.

Corruptionhater
Corruptionhater
1 month ago

California is no longer a State. It is a third world country run by Nazi’s

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Perhaps every minute of Newsom’s life should be catalogued and published for everyone to see. All the names of his friends and relationships, diseases, junkets, purchases, assets, current and previously owned property addresses, vehicle, plane and boat license numbers, personal phone numbers, email addresses and so on also should be published. Apparently, a reason is no longer necessary.

Dicky
1 month ago

F**k California

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

If any law ever drove peaceable, lawful citizens underground, this tops the list. Criminals are dancing in their dens while they await a totally disarmed California public, even the small one that remains. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a massive influx of arms because people forced to live in California won’t be deprived of their natural human right to self defense. Essentially, this law just adds one more prod to those thinking about relocating.

RangerEDGE5
RangerEDGE5
1 month ago

We are under Socialist/Communist rule. And the people still do…………….NOTHING.

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