California Governor Wants to Use Texas Abortion Law Ruling For Pushing Gun Control

The Supreme Court on Friday left the Texas law in place but allowed abortion providers to challenge the ban.

The Texas Heartbeat Law is is a Law that bans 6 weeks old abortion and gives room for anybody to file a lawsuit against anyone who performs or facilities any illegal abortion. This law took effect on September 1, 2021. The fact that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Texas Law so displeased Gavin Newsom, Governor of California

A Federal Court Ruled against California Gun Ban

On the other hand, California has banned the manufacture and sale of many assault-style weapons a long time ago. But recently, a Federal Court overturned the ban, after the judge compared the AR-15 rifle to a Swiss Army Knife as “Good for both home and battle”. While the state appealed, California’s ban remains.

This was the basis of his displeasure. He believed that his law saved women and people while the Texas Law endangered the life and right of women. He believes his ban is better and should not be ruled against.

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California Adopting Texas Strategy

Governor Gavin Newsom has pledged; use the same Texas strategy that allows anybody to file a lawsuit against those who engage in 6weeks plus abortions to the tune of at least $10,000. He will also push for a law in California that would empower anyone to enforce a ban on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the state.

Governor Newson said “people who sue could win up to $10,000 per violation plus other costs and attorneys fees against anyone who manufactures, distributes, or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit or parts in California.” he added “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,”

An Attack Against Texas Law to Attack California Ban

Earlier in October, to ensure that the Texas law is not used in other states against the right of people to bear Firearms, the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), a nonprofit that advocates for gun rights, filed a brief with the Supreme Court opposing the Texas law for that reason.

“If Texas succeeds in its gambit here, New York, California, New Jersey, and others will not be far behind in adopting equally aggressive gambits to not merely chill but to freeze the right to keep and bear arms,” Erik Jaffe, an attorney representing the FPC, wrote In a statement responding to Newsom’s pledge, the FPC said it “will not only fight Newsom’s war on human rights head-on, but we will also actively undermine it through cultural change and empowerment until his authoritarian policies are as irrelevant and impotent as Newsom himself.”

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