Sacramento, California (AP) —California legislators approved Texas-style proceedings over illegal guns on Monday, mimicking Lonestar’s law aimed at stopping abortion, and have been the most controversial since last week. Diagonally linked the two US Supreme Court decisions that brewed.
The California bill will allow anyone to sue anyone who sells illegal firearms.
Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has partially called for steps to fine-tune the conservatives of the US Supreme Court. This has given preliminary approval to Texas law that allows citizens to sue anyone who provides or supports an abortion. If Texas law is ultimately found to be unconstitutional, the California bill will automatically be invalidated.
Parliamentarians acted a few days after the State High Court granted the state Prohibit abortionAnd individually Expanded gun rights In states including California.
“What Texas did about abortion was dangerous, and we already know how disgusting the recent decision by the US Supreme Court was,” said Democrat Mike Gypson. “But California is in a position to lead the way in this field in a very powerful and dynamic way. This is to empower everyday people suffering from gun violence.”
The California State Legislature approved the bill on Monday 50-19 and sent it back to the Senate for a final vote. Senator has already passed the version in May with a 24-10 roll call. Mr Newsom said he hopes the lawmakers will send him a bill as early as this week before leaving for the month’s summer vacation.
“This regains power in people’s hands,” said Democrat Phil Ting. “This allows almost anyone to sue anyone who manufactures, distributes, transports, imports, or sells illegal assault weapons, rifles, ghost guns, or ghost gun kits, privately. The right to action is born. “
No lawmaker opposed the bill.
However, the bill faces anomalous compound opposition from both the gun owners’ rights group and the American Civil Liberties Union.
The California bill can sue anyone who distributes illegal assault weapons, parts that can be used to make weapons, guns without serial numbers, or .50 caliber rifles. They will be given at least $ 10,000 in civil damages and attorney’s fees for each weapon.
“We can’t wait silently while California leaders are escalating an arms race … by making a bounty hunter plan for politically sensitive issues,” ACLU said. I did. Opposite letter.. We also oppose Texas law. This is because they both “set dangerous precedents.” Both are designed to avoid judicial review by allowing citizens to act on behalf of government officials.
The bill called on lawmakers to urgently pursue a recent shooting, including one that killed 19 students and two teachers in a Texas elementary school in May. It’s one of them.
All three other bills passed the Legislature earlier, and two of the three bills passed the Senate on Monday, along with several other firearms bills.
The Second invoice Similarly, it allows civilians to take action. This time, I’m suing a gun maker or dealer who didn’t follow the precautions under the “firearms industry.” Code of conduct.. Violators may be sued by the Attorney General, a city or county lawyer, or the person who did the harm.
Democratic Senator Robert Hertzberg, who submitted the bill in the Senate, said:
Republican Senator Shannon Grove opposed that lawmakers should instead focus on those who illegally obtain weapons.
“That is, we’re in a car accident. It’s not the car dealers or car makers, but the people who drive the car,” Globe said.
The bill passed the Senate 25-9 and was sent to Newsom.
number 3 Aims for untraceable “ghost guns” by requiring the predecessor firearm parts to be serialized. It has passed Congress 63-0 and is waiting for a Senate vote. Californians with weapons without serial numbers can register and add numbers for 6 months.
“Most people can order these kits,” said Democratic Senator Anthony Portantino. “We now have to eradicate the deadly untraceable weapons that are currently causing havoc in our community.”
The bill passes the Senate 30-0 and returns to Congress for a final vote on the amendment.
The Fourth bill Limit firearm advertising to minors. It will also allow those affected by the breach to file proceedings for damages.