California Governor Gavin Newsom will use Texas’ abortion law as a template for a new gun law.
Newsom said in a statement:
I am outraged by yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling allowing the prohibition of most abortion services in Texas to be upheld and broad support for Texas to enforce its Roe v. Basic Protection Act. Isolate calf. But if states can now protect their laws from scrutiny by federal courts that liken assault weapons to Swiss Army knives, then California will use that authority to protect people’s lives while Texas used them to put women at risk.
I have directed my staff to work with the Legislature and Attorney General on a bill that would create a right of action that would allow individuals to seek injunctive relief and legal damages of at least $ 10,000 per violation, plus costs and attorney’s fees, against anyone who manufactures, distributes, or sells assault weapons or ghost weapon kits or parts in the state of California. If the most efficient way to keep these devastating weapons off our streets is to add the threat of private lawsuits, that’s exactly what we should be doing. “
Newsom’s announcement is exactly what Republicans feared. There’s a reason the gun groups filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court demanding the repeal of Texas law.
It was only a matter of time before the Democrats began using the Texan Abortion Bill to implement their priorities. Imagine laws that make it easy for citizens to sue companies that are damaging the environment. Not only could it happen, but it probably will.
The Texas Republicans passed an illegal bill that the Supreme Court has still not overturned. The longer the Texas Abortion Act remains in law, the greater the crisis for the Republican Party.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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