Texas opened Pandora’s Box with their abortion vigilante bill, and it looks like California is using the same strategy, but against guns:
Gavin Newsom says he’ll use Texas abortion law as model for gun-control measure
“I am outraged by yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing Texas’s ban on most abortion services to remain in place,” Newsom wrote in a statement Saturday. “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.”
He said he has already directed his staff to work with the legislature and the attorney general to craft a bill that would allow private citizens to sue those who manufacture, distribute or sell an assault weapon or ghost gun kit.
“If the most efficient way to keep these devastating weapons off our streets is to add the threat of private lawsuits, we should do just that,” he wrote.
This should be interesting to watch how the SCOTUS reacts as they are just as enthralled to fundamentalists as they are to theocrats.