California is notorious for its severe gun control regulations, which include a 10-day waiting period before purchasing any firearms.
Three different “assault” weapon types, short-barreled shotguns, short-barreled rifles, undetectable firearms, and zip guns are all prohibited in California.
Liberals in California campaign for tighter gun laws, yet gun ownership is still permitted there for residents over the age of 21.
On the side of more liberties, a recent lawsuit was filed this month by the publisher of a youth shooting magazine and a number of gun-rights organizations contesting a recent California law prohibiting manufacturers and others in the firearms industry from marketing guns to minors, according to Reuters.
Publisher Junior Shooters and organizations like the Second Amendment Foundation said that the law violated their First Amendment rights to free speech in the case they filed in federal court in Los Angeles.
The recent Supreme Court judgment overturning our earlier decisions upholding gun limits has made it possible to challenge the validity of the current regulations governing the sale and ownership of firearms.
Like many other jurisdictions, California maintains hundreds of applications for concealed carry permits, including those submitted by 420 reserve officers and 244 judges to the California Department of Justice.
The names, residence addresses, dates of birth, and license plate numbers of those applicants are all recorded in this database.
However, there has recently been a database breach and leak.
The private information of thousands of permit registrants between 2011 and 2021 was stolen by the DOJ release on June 28.
The Assault Weapon, Dealer Record of Sale, Firearm Certification System, and Gun Violence Restraining Order registries were the other five gun databases that the office of Attorney General Ron Bonta expressed worry about the potential corruption of.
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The California Department of Justice is scrambling to control the aftermath of this leak.
In order to combat identity theft associated with the leak, the California DOJ is establishing a call center and offering a year of free credit monitoring services to those whose information has been leaked.
A press release issued from the attorney general’s office a day after the leak promised an investigation into the incident.