Will our rights be stripped?
Following California Democrat Gov. Newsom’s move to allow residents to sue gun makers, New York Democrat Attorney General Letitia James said New York should follow suit.
On a Tuesday episode of “The View,” James praised Newsom’s plans, which he announced Saturday, modeled after a Texas law that allowed the average Texan to sue anyone who performed or assisted a woman in getting an abortion in the state.
The move by Gov. Newsom was made a day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allowed Texas’ controversial law to remain while it worked through the legal system.
Newsom’s move came one day after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Texas’ law could remain while it works its way through the legal system. Similar to Texas’ law, private citizens in California will be allowed to sue sellers, distributors, and manufacturers of “assault-style” weapons or ghost gun kits for at least $10,000 per violation.
On Saturday (December 11th), Newsom said he was outraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow Texas’ “ban on most abortion services to remain in place.”
He continued by saying that if states could shield their laws from review by federal courts, then California would use “that authority to protect people’s lives, where Texas used it to put women in harm’s way.”
Questioning whether James would pursue a similar law in New York, co-host Sarah Haines asked, “is it an effective legal strategy?” “The answer is yes,” James responded.
She elaborated by saying that when she heard the news of Gov. Newsom’s move, she told her team they needed to follow his lead. The reason for that, she said, was that gun manufacturers and distributors in the U.S. were immunized and had no liability.
When guest host Amanda Carpenter asked if James thought it would be a good idea to have private citizens participate in either of the laws, James answered by saying she thought Newsom’s plan was an effective way to bypass what she called gun manufacturers “immunization” and hold them accountable.