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California bill would allow citizens to enforce weapons ban

Gavin Newsom
Posted at 9:52 AM, Feb 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-18 12:52:34-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill would allow private citizens to go after gun makers in the same way Texas allows them to target abortion providers.

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday backed a new bill in the state Legislature that would let private citizens enforce the state’s assault weapons ban by filing civil lawsuits.

It’s modeled after a Texas law that allows private citizens to sue abortion providers for performing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the Texas law to stay in effect pending a legal challenge.