California gun control bill would let shooting victims sue firearm manufacturers, sellers

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 4 days ago

News from the TPRC.

Taking cues from Gov. Gavin Newsom, Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday announced they would introduce legislation allowing private citizens, local governments and the state to sue reckless gun manufacturers.

The proposal is similar to a controversial measure passed by Texas lawmakers last year that allows private citizens to sue those who get abortions or assist others in getting abortions.

After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Texas law, Newsom vowed to work with the California Legislature on a bill that would allow private citizens to sue anyone who manufactures, distributes or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit or parts in California

Lawmakers said they have been working on the bill since the summer, and it’s modeled on law passed in New York state in July. The New York statute says industry stakeholders can be held liable for the illegal or “unreasonable” sale, manufacture, distribution, importing or marketing of firearms that cause harm to the public as a “public nuisance.”

I’m sure there will be the usual group of Californians who tell me that California still has some good folks, that we just to come alongside then and help them fight.  That may or may not be true – at some point patriots need to cut their losses.

While I’m sure my readers from California won’t like it, there’s a sure-fire way to stop this in its tracks and put an end to this silliness.

Stop selling everything to anyone.  No firearms, no ammunition, no replacement part, no cleaning kits, nothing.  To anyone.  Californians are on this list, to include law enforcement of any kind (local, county, state, or FedGov), and military.  This last part would shut down the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Camp Pendleton, and 29 Palms.

Shut down everything.  No one gets anything if this bill passes.  No guns, no shotgun shells, no bullets, cartridges or powder.  All manufacturers, distributors and FFLs have no choice but to go out of business.  LEOs would be left with batons.

Of course, for this to be effective, all manufacturers would have to do this in unison, and that won’t happen.  The [temporary] saving grace for patriots in California is that manufacturers love money more than they love their product or their clientele.  So Californians will get their stuff, right up until California juries begin awarding $20 million lawsuits against firearms and ammunition manufacturers and they end up going out of business.

Then we all lose.


Comments

  1. On January 5, 2022 at 12:10 am, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Re: “Taking cues from Gov. Gavin Newsom, Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday announced they would introduce legislation allowing private citizens, local governments and the state to sue reckless gun manufacturers.”

    When do the citizens of the Golden State get the means to sue reckless politicians and activists who trample all over their civil and human rights? Just a rhetorical question, of course, asking for a friend…. wink wink

  2. On January 5, 2022 at 3:35 am, Aesop said:

    And it’ll be never see daylight, even if it passes and is signed, because it’ll be ruled unconstitutional and moot in about half a second.

    They might as well pass a bill to outlaw sunrise, or tax breathing.

    This is just boob bait for their own Democrat bubbas.

  3. On January 5, 2022 at 9:17 am, ExpatNJ said:

    What’s to stop Cali FedGov/LE/Mil, from creating their own ‘Straw Men’ (in violation of Fed law; but, they don’t care), and go to other states to purchase in bulk, or go offshore (China)?

  4. On January 5, 2022 at 9:19 am, Fred said:

    It’s going to come to war. There really is no reconciling this country.

  5. On January 5, 2022 at 12:01 pm, Frank Clarke said:

    @Fred: Yup.

    http://frankclarke.dx.am/TipPtPage.html

  6. On January 5, 2022 at 12:02 pm, billrla said:

    Hey, Aesop is sounding reasonable! Should I be concerned?

    He and I are both in CA. Ever since the Texas court decision on abortion (I make no claim to understanding the legalities, as I have no womb in that fight), the “I’m so clever” politicians in Sacramento has been crowing about how they are going to use the same legal strategy as Texas to grab everyone’s guns. CA politicians can keep right on doing what they do, and CA gun owners will keep right on buying tons of gun stuff, right up to the very second we decide to leave the California, which we will.

    Yes, CA is nuts, and I’ll just keep soaking up the remaining sunshine until it’s time to leave. That time will come.

  7. On January 5, 2022 at 12:24 pm, Brad said:

    “While I’m sure my readers from California won’t like it,”

    Don’t be so sure about that. But you need to cut off LE first. Especially at the state level. You know, the guys that protect these assholes.

  8. On January 5, 2022 at 2:16 pm, Paul B said:

    Even if we all lose some will lose more and some will lose less. California needs to slide off into the ocean.

  9. On January 5, 2022 at 2:53 pm, MTHead said:

    Something tells me the wine industry in Napa isn’t going to like the precedent set. That being that if your responsible for the damage your product can do? Or damage done using your product? To say nothing of auto industry? And god knows what else. Holy shit!
    Maybe Boeing should have to pay for the 9/11 twin towers? I mean, it was the planes they built right? Could Boeing counter sue the oil industry for the jet fuel that burned the towers?
    It would be a very deep hole indeed. One no society could survive.
    Not that judges have any sense these days. But I’m with Aesop on this one. Product liability has limits. And congress already outlined those for guns.

  10. On January 5, 2022 at 3:52 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @MTHead,

    That didn’t stop Remington from having to settle with the Sandy Hook folks over Bushmaster. No one cares about the law any more.

  11. On January 5, 2022 at 8:50 pm, MTHead said:

    Roger that Herschel. It’s down to doing whatever one can get away with. Unfortunately.

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