Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 signed Assembly Bill 173 into law after winning a contentious recall election. The bill, among other provisions, compels the California Department of Justice to provide gun owners private information to the California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis for the purposes of “gun violence research.”

Not limited to UC Davis, the CA DOJ would also provide the information to “any other nonprofit bona fide research institution accredited by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, as specified, for the study of the prevention of violence.”

A link to the bill in its entirety is provided here