BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and its partners in a federal lawsuit challenging California Penal Code § 26806 (SB 1384)— requiring firearms dealers to video record all transactions—have filed a reply to the state’s response to SAF’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
California has also requested a preliminary injunction against the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The case is known as Richards v. Newsom. The original complaint alleges violations of First, Second, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
SAF is joined by the California Rifle & Pistol Association, Gun Owners of America, Gun Owners of California, the Gun Owners Foundation, On Target Indoor Shooting Range, Gaalswyk Enterprises and three private citizens. They are represented by attorneys C.D. Michel and Tiffany D. Cheufront, Michel & Associates in Long Beach, and Donald Kilmer, Kilmer Law Office in Idaho. Defendants in the case are California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Robert Bonta, in their official capacities.
“The state is attempting to derail our legitimate challenge to an Orwellian law,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “The state’s argument that this law has no chilling effect on citizens trying to exercise their First and Second Amendment rights is simply ludicrous. The law amounts to an egregious privacy violation.”
“California is determined to protect what amounts to a massive surveillance regime,” noted SAF Executive Director Adam Kraut. “The statute is a sweeping violation of constitutional rights, proving that it’s not just the Second Amendment Gavin Newsom dislikes. He’s showing contempt for the entire Bill of Rights.”