Newsom takes legal stand on assault weapons distribution

“The Supreme Court has given states turn-by-turn directions for how to pass laws that are insulated from federal judicial review. Gov. Newsom is ready to take that route when it comes to assault weapons and ghost guns,” says Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson. Photo by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Governor Gavin Newsom announced he’ll push lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow Californians to sue anyone who makes, distributes, or sells assault weapons or so-called “ghost guns.” He’s running the Texas playbook, explicitly referencing the state’s restrictive abortion law during his Saturday announcement.