SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he wants to empower private citizens to enforce a ban on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the state.
Newsom’s proposal is similar to a Texas law that outlaws abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday allowed Texas’ abortion law to stay in effect while it is challenged in court.READ MORE: SCUSD's New Race And Equity Liaison Talk District's Move To Fire Teacher Who Used N-Word
Saturday, Newsom said he would use the same idea to enforce a ban on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons in California.READ MORE: ‘It’s Just Heartbreaking’: Community Mourns One In Growing Number Of Officer Deaths Involving DUI Drivers
Republican state Sen. Brian Dahle dismissed Newsom’s proposal as grandstanding for a possible run for president.MORE NEWS: Big Dog, Big Dreams: 185-Pound Bullmastiff Up For Adoption At Sacramento SPCA
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