Monday, March 20, 2023
US District Court judge Cormac J. Carney has issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the California handgun roster, because the roster is unconstitutional. This injunction was handed down today, March 20, 2023, in the US District Court for the Central District of California.
NOTE: Nothing has changed yet! The injunction will not take effect until 14 days after the ruling was signed to allow the state to appeal, which would be April 3, 2023. If the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stays this injunction, then nothing will change until the trail is completed. This can take weeks to months. The Preliminary Injunction is a very promising sign, but far from the end of the process.
This is one step in a long process. The trial court still needs to complete the case and issued a final ruling, and any ruling may be appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Even if the injunction takes effect on April 3, it will take time for gun dealers to acquire stocks of off-roster handguns.
Preliminary Injunctions are granted when the trial judge is satisfied that the plaintiff will prevail at the completion of the trial.