California’s SB2 was another example of legislatures and governors mansions working to try and ban-in-all-but-name a constitutional right. SB2 wiped the slate of viable concealed carry locations for legal permit holders in the state of California in what Newsom is defending as a “data-backed gun safety effort.”
No comment on this data however. California has a the dubious distinction of leading the nation in certain high profile types of gun violence and manages to eek out a below average overall violence rate based on their population absorbing it. But if you stack their metrics next to Texas, a very different legal landscape but with similar population size, they are rather comparable. Almost as if nation sized states with both rural and urban spaces have certain problems not tied to their laws regarding firearms.
Last Wednesday SB2 was blocked in court. It must appeal and justify itself to the court and likely all the way to the Supreme Court if they do appeal. Newsom and his crew are likely to fight this fight as gun policy is one of the items Newsom built his political identity upon. His tough on guns image is crucial for a bid at the Presidency under the Democrat ticket.
The injunction is a temporary measure as the case proceeds, however with the legal momentum after Bruen it is likely that egregious restrictions on carry will fall in court.