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Tue Feb 22, 2022, 12:36 PM

From the be careful what you ask for file.

California legislators introduce bill to enforce state assault weapons ban by letting private citizens sue gunmakers. On Friday, state Democratic lawmakers and Governor Gavin Newsom made good on their earlier pledge to model a pro-gun reform bill off Texas’ new statute that bans most abortions by outsourcing enforcement to private citizens. The California bill would let people seek a court order to curb the spread of assault weapons and recover at least $10,000 in damages for each gun. Gun rights groups pledged to challenge the measure in court should it become law. A federal judge struck down California’s assault weapons ban last June, though a federal appeals court ruled that the law should remain in place while appeals are being litigated.
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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 12:43 PM

1. What's good for the goose

Though I could see this radical right wing SCOTUS ruling Texas' citizen enforcement lawsuit bill OK since abortion is not in the Constitution and the California law unconstitutional because of the precious all holy second amendment.

But I do appreciate California fighting fire with fire.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 01:13 PM

3. I think the work around is

That you can own a gun. But if you sell it illegally and someone dies as a result - you can take legal action.

This one will be interesting - would love to see my two members of the NJ Assembly and State Senator introduce something like this in Trenton.

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Response to AndyS (Original post)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 12:48 PM

2. The Dominoes start to fall. Thanks Gov Newsome & California!



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Tue Feb 22, 2022, 01:55 PM

4. Go, Gavin Newsome.

https://news.yahoo.com/newsom-supports-bill-allow-residents-220851679.html

The fourth proposal specifically fulfills Newsom's request and would allow "almost anyone" to privately sue industry members who manufacture, distribute, transport and import assault weapons, .50 BMG rifles and ghost guns, according to a bill fact sheet.

During a press conference to unveil the blueprint, Newsom said California would use the proposed law to take advantage of the "wide open" door he said the Supreme Court opened with the Texas law.

"There is no principled way the U.S. Supreme Court cannot uphold this California law," Newsom said. "None. Period, full stop. It is quite literally modeled after the law they just upheld in Texas."

The bill would allow a plaintiff to seek injunctive relief to halt the distribution of weapons and also recover $10,000 in damages for every firearm involved in a complaint. Supporters of the plan said it would reduce gun violence in California while taking advantage of the Supreme Court's decision.

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