California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) on Friday signed a bill allowing private citizens to sue manufacturers and sellers of illegal “ghost guns” and any firearms Democrats call ” assault weapons”.
FOX News reports that the bill Newsom signed is modeled after a Texas law that allows private citizens to “sue doctors, drivers or anyone else who helps a woman get an abortion for $10,000.” .
Newsom’s Office tweeted“California will be the first state to allow individuals to sue those who spread illegal assault weapons and ghost weapons. If states like Texas can use laws to put women at risk, then California will use this authority to protect lives.
The Associated Press quoted Newsom saying:
We are tired of being on the defensive in this movement. It’s time to put them on the defensive. You cannot sell, you cannot manufacture, you cannot transfer these illegal weapons of war and mass destruction into the State of California. And if you do, there are 40 million people who can collect $10,000 from you, plus attorney fees, for engaging in this illegal activity.
Anchor FOXLA Elix Michaelson Noted that Newsom hosted a signing ceremony at Santa Monica College.
FOX News pointed to Santa Monica College as where an attacker opened fire in 2013 using an “unserialized AR-15 rifle” that was made from “legally purchased” parts.
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