New Anti-Gun Bill Based Off New Texas Anti-Abortion Law Hits California Senate

In the wake of the horrid shooting that took place on Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas, the Senate of California pushed through a measure based upon the recent Texan pro-life law about guns in the Golden State.

The bill has been labeled SB 1327 and has already made its way through the Senate with a passing vote of 24-10 Tuesday evening, as did a pair of other gun bills. They are now slated to head over to the Assembly.

SB 1327 lets any private citizen open a lawsuit against those who make or sell specific illegal weapons, including ones that are not able to be traced, specific gun pieces, and anything defined as an assault weapon.

Reportedly, the new bill was modelled after the recent Texas pro-life law tha set in place a total ban on abortions once any form of fetal cardiac activity has been found, which normally takes place at the six week mark of a pregnancy. The law in Texas now allows for the private enforcement of it by its citizens via law suit.

In exactly the same manner, SB 1327 states. “[a]ny person, other than an officer or employee of a state or local governmental entity in this state, may bring a civil action against any person” who knowingly goes against the law, “engages in conduct that aids or abets” any violation of the law, or “[k]nowingly commits an act with the intent to engage in the conduct described…”

Just last year, it was alluded to by Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom that he desired to force this type of legislation through.

Newsom issued a statement emphasizing his “outrage” over the decision from the Supreme Court to allow a ban on most forms of abortion across the state.

“I am outraged by yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing Texas’s ban on most abortion services to remain in place, and largely endorsing Texas’s scheme to insulate its law from the fundamental protections of Roe v. Wade,” exclaimed Newsom in his 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,” he continued.

This past Tuesday, an 18-year-old man committed a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas that targeted Robb Elementary School that resulted in the deaths of 19 students and 2 adults.

in the wake of the event, Newsom instantly started to go after Republicans, highlighting a post from the National Rifle Association (NRA) that promoted an upcoming speech from former President Donald Trump. The governor stated, “Meanwhile…” as part of his re-tweet.

He also made sure to mention the Republican Party via another tweet, saying, “14 children and a teacher dead. Another shooting. And the GOP won’t do a damn thing about it…”

He quickly followed up with another, “Commonsense gun safety laws work. In CA, we have cut our gun death rate in half since the 1980’s. We won’t solve this overnight — but let’s stop pretending that these mass shootings are an inevitable horror we have to experience on a regular basis.”

 

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