Pro-gun activists slam Newsom on pledge to model assault weapons ban on Texas abortion law

Pro-gun activists slam Newsom on pledge to model assault weapons ban on Texas abortion law

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is pushing for an assault weapons ban modeled after the Texas abortion law, which allows private citizens to sue doctors or anyone who helps a woman get an abortion. When the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to intervene in the Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, it sent shockwaves across the country, especially in California. Now, Newsom says California will use the Supreme Court’s decision to reduce the already illegal sale of “ghost” guns and assault rifles in the state. “The Supreme Court has opened up the door,” Newsom said during an exclusive interview with ABC7’s sister station KGO-TV. “(Chief Justice John Roberts) was absolutely right in his dissent around the concern about this opening up the door for similar laws for states that want to turn over enforcement to the public, and provide upwards of $10,000 dollars in legal fees to be recovered for people to report the illegal sale of ‘ghost’ guns and the illegal sale of weapons of war, assault weapons.” Newsom says gun violence isn’t just on the rise in California, but across the United States. But gun owners say they will fight Newsom’s proposal to the end. RELATED: Gov. Newsom wants Texas-like law to ban assault weapons “I am 100% secure in the thought that he is not going to get away with this,” said Sam Paredes, the executive director of Gun Owners of California. “As he proposes this to his attorneys, I […]

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