For all they put on a good front, leftists are a bloodthirsty lot.
Now one blue state Governor is retaliating against a law designed to save babies.
And his weapon of choice will make families more vulnerable.
Late last year, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld a law allowing private citizens in the state of Texas to sue anyone who helps a woman get an abortion in the state.
In typical fashion, leftists instantly turned that conservative win into a launching pad for new oppressive laws.
After the Supreme Court decision was announced, Governor Gavin Newsom quickly took to twitter with a promise of retaliation.
“If states can shield their laws from review by federal courts, then CA will use that authority to help protect lives,” Newsom wrote. “We will work to create the ability for private citizens to sue anyone who manufactures, distributes, or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit or parts in CA.”
Now only months later California’s legislature is busy doing Newsom’s bidding.
A proposed law will allow citizens to sue companies that manufacture, import, transport, or distribute certain firearms in California.
Those targeted by this specific legislation include .50 Browning Machine Guns, ghost guns, and ghost gun kits.
“I’m proud to answer Gov. @GavinNewsom’s call for legislation to help restrict illegal ghost guns and assault weapons in California,” State Senator Bob Hertzberg wrote on Twitter.
California Democrats have high hopes this law will stand – and if it does it’s almost guaranteed to be only the first of a long string of atrocious laws that will be coming out of blue states.
This latest development reveals some of the fundamental weaknesses in pro-life legal outcomes.
The 14th Amendment in the United States Constitution clearly states that, “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
It seems logical the argument against killing a baby in his or her mother’s womb would be because the mother and doctor would be depriving a person of “life” according to that piece of the law.
However, that part of the Constitution wasn’t used to decide whether the recent Texas abortion ban should stand.
Instead, that win was based on the 10th Amendment which states that, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
As a result, the argument veered from a discussion about whether an unborn baby with a unique set of DNA and heartbeat should be allowed to live to focusing on the ability states have to create their own laws.
While Newsom and his leftist friends are all set to brazen their way through using the Texas abortion law to prove their case, it’s certainly not a done deal.
Abortion isn’t specifically mentioned in the US Constitution, however the right to bear arms is.
And that’s likely why this first law coming out of California is limited to a few types of guns without major corporations behind manufacturing.
If they can get precedent to successfully go after ghost gun manufacturers, then taking down Smith & Wesson becomes a real possibility.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.