BREAKING: Injunction Issued to Halt AB 2571

April 12, 2024

Today, the Eastern District Court issued an injunction barring further implementation of the provisions of AB 2571, meaning publishers of Second Amendment-related content may resume their activities without being subject to the penalties the new law put in place.

CRPA’s lawsuit, Junior Shooting Sports Magazines, Inc. v. Bonta, cleared the path for today’s ruling with a huge victory back in September. As a result of that decision, the case was remanded back to the lower court to issue an injunction, but the court was dragging their feet.

Subsequently, a similar case was decided and, this time, the court moved forward to enjoin the law, citing the likelihood that the state would lose on the merits should they continue to defend the restrictions. As we have pointed out on several occasions, AB 2571 raises both First and Second Amendment concerns by barring speech the state simply doesn’t like.

For now, at least, these absurd restrictions are sidelined and we will wait to see if the state continues what can only be seen as an uphill battle.  Stay tuned!