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California Governor to Quickly Let Citizens Sue Gun Makers

  • Newsom says he’ll sign law as soon as it lands on his desk
  • Manufacturers, distributors of banned rifles could face suits
California Governor Gavin Newsom

California Governor Gavin Newsom

Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

California Governor Gavin Newsom said he plans to quickly sign a bill making its way through the state legislature that would allow citizens to sue manufacturers, distributors and sellers of banned assault rifles and ghost guns.

The bill, which passed the state Senate Monday and heads to the Assembly, mimics a Texas law that makes abortions illegal after about six weeks of pregnancy and allows citizens to sue doctors or anyone who helps facilitate an abortion. The US Supreme Court in December allowed the Texas law to remain in effect while challenged in a lower court.