LA Weekly’s Isai Rocha reported on a gun law California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law, introducing the bill as being “modeled” in a similar fashion to Texas’ abortion law. Under California Senate Bill 1327, Californians will be able to sue those making, selling, transporting or distributing illegal semiautomatic guns and “ghost guns” for up to $10,000 in damages, per weapon in the confines of the state.
The Texas law that Newsom refers to is Senate Bill 8, which prohibits abortions as soon as six weeks into a pregnancy. Similar to the law Newsom signed Friday, a lawsuit component may be enacted toward providers and doctors who performing an abortion in the state of Texas.
“We’re using Texas’ perverse abortion law to ACTUALLY save lives,” Newsom explains.
“Our message to the criminals spreading illegal weapons in California is simple: you have no safe harbor here in the Golden State,” Newsom says in a statement. “While the Supreme Court rolls back reasonable gun safety measures, California continues adding new ways to protect the lives of our kids. California will use every tool at its disposal to save lives, especially in the face of an increasingly extreme Supreme Court.”