Gov. Newsom wants to model gun bill after Texas abortion law

December 12, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom

By KAREN VELIE

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Saturday announced plans to use a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a controversial law that limits abortions in Texas to develop legislation to provide members of the public an avenue for filing lawsuits against gun manufacturers and sellers of assault weapons and ghost guns.

“If states can shield their laws from review by federal courts, then California will use that authority to help protect lives,” Newsom tweeted. “We will work to create the ability for private citizens to sue anyone who manufactures, distributes, or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit or parts in California.”

In response to last week’s ruling on the Texas law, Newson directed the California Legislature and Attorney General Rob Bonta to work on a bill that will allow private citizens to seek up to $10,000 in damages per violation. If emulating Texas keeps “devastating weapons off the street,” Newsom wants do move forward.

“I am outraged by yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing Texas’s ban on most abortion services to remain in place,” Newsom said in a statement. “If states can now shield their laws from review by the federal courts that compare assault weapons to Swiss Army knives, then California will use that authority to protect people’s lives, where Texas used it to put women in harm’s way.”


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GreatGuy

Governor Newsom isn’t going to let the trolls direct his life. More power to him. He would certainly be a better United States president than Donald Trump. He is certainly a lot smarter. We need a real world leader to stand up for the United States. Newsom will command respect from world leaders in ways that Donald Trump could never have done.


mullyman

You have to be kidding !!! Under Newsom and all Dem rules Ca has the highest tax’s ,housing,worst water and electrical grids and many other things. Why not allow people to sue car makers, wineries as they supply the items that kill a lot more people. Never saw a criminal abide by any gun laws or see a gun go out by inself and kill someone. I just can’t figure how some people can actually believe some of the garbage that people spin that they say is the solution to certain problems.


derasmus

LOL!!


good one


guntrust

This is all just posturing for his base. First of all, AW’s are no longer sold. Plus the law will be held unconstitutional and anyone filing these actions will be held liable for filing frivolously.


Jon Tatro

Relax he won’t get it pass the Supreme Court, he’s just playing to his foolish liberal cult followers.


shelworth

Sigh, Gov Newsom you do realize that only one of those two things is protected by the Constitution right?


Robert1

Please Gov Newsome do this, so I can sue you for selling alcohol and having a tasting room at your winery and dumping drunks out onto the highways causing deaths and injuries, you enabler.