California Gov. Gavin Newsom seeks to allow private citizens in California to sue anyone selling or manufacturing “assault weapons.” Newsom is making the modeling the move from the pro-life law Texas passed.
And, as expected, the liberal media is cheering the effort.
Officials in California are aiming to make the state an “abortion sanctuary” if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, according to CNN’s Fredericka Whitfield and California Democrat Congresswoman Jackie Speier.
Whitfield suggested America is going “backwards.”
Phil Mattingly, who was filling in for Jim Acosta on CNN Newsroom, also discussed Newsom’s idea.
“So (Newsom) got an idea,” Mattingly said. “Why not create a law based on a similar principle? Only this time it would give residents legal standing to file lawsuits against those who manufacture or distribute firearms.”
While Margaret Hoove seemingly acknowledged Newsom lacked the power to make such a law, John Avlon said “at the very least it may force some justices to think about the underlying principle and precedent rather than just the ideological desire they may have to see the law in one state passed and not the other.”