Newsom’s gun-control stunt – good TV, bad law

Newsom's gun-control stunt – good TV, bad law

Texas abortion law stands: Supreme Court 00:00 00:0002:17GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay California Gov. Gavin Newsom thrilled many this weekend by saying that his administration will model a new law on the Texas abortion ban, letting private citizens sue anyone who makes or sells assault weapons or ghost guns. It won’t work. Legally, that is. It will be hugely successful politically, but not without costs to the state and potential litigants. Newsom denounced the Supreme Court in Women’s Health v. Jackson for refusing to enjoin the Texas law that allows people to sue anyone who “aids or abets” an abortion performed after about six weeks. That led to widespread calls for the passage of legislation to “codify Roe,” including from the White House. BIDEN’S COVID VACCINE MANDATE TAKES ANOTHER HIT IN THE COURTS Newsom, however, wants to replicate the law to limit Second Amendment rights the way that conservatives used it to limit reproductive rights. “I am outraged by yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing Texas’ ban on most abortion services to remain in place,” Newsom said in a statement. “But 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 his staff will be working with the Legislature and California Attorney General Rob Bonta to craft the bill to let citizens sue […]

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