A very slippery slope.
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Anti-gun California Gov. Gavin Newsom has launched a new effort to “empower private citizens to enforce a ban on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the state,” according to NPR.
The far-left governor, “outraged” by the Supreme Court’s decision last week on the abortion case in Texas “allowing the state to ban most abortion services,” declared in a news release that he’s already ordered his staff in Sacramento to work with the Legislature and the Attorney General on legislation to create “a right of action” to allow private citizens to sue for injunctive relief, and damages of $10,000 per violation plus court costs and attorney’s fees, against anyone who manufacturers, distributors or retailers who sell a so-called “assault weapon” or “ghost gun kit or parts” in the Golden State.
“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,” Newsom said in a prepared statement.