California Threatens to Compromise Gun Owner Data and Privacy

California Threatens to Compromise Gun Owner Data and Privacy

With a lengthy waiting period , an ever-expanding semi-auto ban , a shrinking handgun roster , and broken background checks on ammunition purchases , California is scraping the constitutional floor with their gun control. In fact, with NRA-backed NYSRPA v. Corlett before the U.S. Supreme Court, we may soon discover that many California jurisdictions’ administration of the state License to Carry statute is well below the constitutional floor. Even though gun control advocates in California have created an anti-gun dystopia, that doesn’t mean lawmakers are resting on their laurels. Rather, the civilian disarmament advocates in Sacramento have tasked themselves with inventing ever-more creative ways to harass the increasingly-tarnished “Golden” State’s beleaguered gun owners. Consider AB1237 , introduced by Assemblyman Phil Ting. The bill would undermine gun owner privacy by making it easier for the California Department of Justice to share identifying gun ownership data with anti-gun universities and researchers. As the bill digest states, The bill would generally require that the information above be made available to researchers affiliated with the California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis, and, at the department’s discretion, be made available to any other nonprofit bona fide research institution or public agency concerned with the study and prevention of violence, for academic and policy research purposes. In other words, California intends to share identifying gun ownership data with the California Firearm Violence Research Center, run by gun control activist Garen Wintemute , and any other gun control organization masquerading as a research institution […]

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