An angry Gov. Gavin Newsom said Saturday that he would use a Texas strategy for banning abortion to effectively outlaw assault weapons or ghost guns in California.
Expressing outrage over Friday’s Supreme Court decision allowing Texas curbs on most abortion services to remain in place, Newsom said: “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.”
Newsom said in a statement he has ordered his staff to work with the Legislature and the Attorney General’s Office on a bill that would allow private citizens to sue anyone who makes, distributes or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit or parts in the state.
Such a ban would allow statutory damages of at least $10,000 per violation plus costs and attorney’s fees, he said.
“If the most efficient way to keep these devastating weapons off our streets is to add the threat of private lawsuits, we should do just that,” Newsom said.
Michael Schwartz, executive director of San Diego County Gun Owners PAC, rejected the idea in response to a request for comment.
“I’m positive that copying successful economic policies that motivate droves of people and businesses to move from California to Texas is a much better idea than using public policy vindictively to target gun owners practicing a civil right,” he told Times of San Diego….
The above comes from a Dec. 11 story in the Times of San Diego.
If it’s legal for one thing then why not for another? This is news? it’s going to spread all over the country. These snitch laws are the future of legislation. Unless the Supreme Court stops it, of course.
I can’t get out of Kalifornia fast enough.
Ladies and gentlemen, the future president of the United States
gavin is not an attorney
he just thinks he’s an attorney
How does lawful ownership, resale, sale or manufacturing of a firearm compare (or contrast) with killing a baby and violating her mother?
Maybe due to his Jesuit education?
Until Newsom and others started redefining marriage, healthcare, gender and more, assault weapons were automatic firearms that have long been illegal. Semi-automatic firearms have been around and legal for a long time, even those that have a resemblance to an M-16 (an illegal automatic rifle). Now anything that looks like something they don’t like is labeled an assault weapon. When will he talk about knife control, especially for abortionists?
I doubt that SCOTUS will uphold the Texas bounty-hunting law, but if it does, Newsom isn’t too far off the charts. If the law is upheld for one “crime” then it must apply to all “crimes.” The severity of the crime isn’t really the issue, it is the law that is to be considered. We must always remember that we are a nation of laws and that nearly every elected official in the country takes an oath to uphold and protect and to defend the Constitution, and as we know from Marbury v. Madison, a law is what SCOTUS says it is.
Are you being fair to Herod? Seriously, he did not oppose so much of what his people stood for. Though self-centered and power-driven, he did not seek to impose an anti-Judaic morality on the nation.
You are right, I wasn’t being fair to Herod.