CHICO, Calif. – Governor Gavin Newsom pledges to ban assault weapons by allowing private citizens to seek an injunction against anyone who manufactures, distributes or sells assault weapons or ghost weapon kits.
“If you’re really trying to keep people safe, to make it harder for criminals, don’t make it harder for law-abiding people. They go out and buy guns that are absolutely legitimate purchases,” said Down Range owner Steve Dyke.
Dyke tells Action News Now that he thinks it’s not a good move for California to follow this because the industry already has multiple regulations.
“We obey all the laws. We are one of the most regulated industries on the planet. We are regulated by the federal government, we are regulated by the state government, we are regulated by the local county government and by the city government,” Dyke said.
Governor Newsom’s pledge comes after the Supreme Court on Friday allowed the continuation of Texas abortion law, which allows private citizens to sue abortion clinics and anyone who attends the procedure after detection of a fetal heartbeat. This law goes against the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade and the freedom to have an abortion.
“I can see where he can see a door open, and say yes, that’s how it works and I’ll get the Supreme Court on my side to strike down a law that I don’t think is working like I wish so,” said Kent Wuestefeld, who lives in Chico.
Several people like Wuestfeld tell Action News Now they are more concerned about the meaning of a law like this passing, if at all, showing that states can now simply legislate against rulings and amendments. of the Supreme Court.
“Well, it opens up a slippery slope and I’m sure they’ll try a lot of things to slide down that slope, but I don’t think they’ll go. I just think it’s a waste of time myself. “said Don Ferguson who lives in Chico.
As of now, nothing has yet been enacted regarding this possible newly structured ban.
Governor Newsom has instructed his staff to work with the state legislature and the Democratic attorney general to pass legislation implementing it.