Leftists can turn good news into bad policy at lightning speed.
It’s practically the opposite of the Midas touch where anything they touch turns to crap.
Now one Governor is proving it by using a recent Supreme Court ruling to try and ban guns in his state.
California Governor Gavin Newsom says he’s going to use the Texas abortion ban – recently upheld by the Supreme Court – as a model to implement his gun control plans.
No doubt, this terrible idea will prove highly contagious in Democratic circles.
It’s a typical leftist move just about anyone could have predicted: they’re furious they can’t kill innocent unborn babies in some states, but they’re determined to get even by disarming law-abiding citizens.
Of course, it won’t be that straightforward, but it’s likely to be effective.
The Supreme Court upheld a Texas law that allows private citizens to sue anyone who helps a woman get an abortion after the baby’s heartbeat can be detected.
After that historic ruling came out, Newsom made a big announcement on Twitter, “If states can shield their laws from review by federal courts, then CA will use that authority to help protect lives. 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.”
While Newsom’s approach doesn’t include banning gun ownership outright or confiscating guns from homes, it’s an aggressive first step.
Without question, if this works Democrats will be on a serious power trip.
No doubt, even more conservative Californians will end up fleeing the state for more gun-friendly states like Texas and Idaho.
Whether Newsom cares to look at it or not, leftist policies are likely costing California quite a bit of money already.
Currently, California ties with Nevada for having the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 7.3%.
Meanwhile, in Idaho, there’s a building boom due to people escaping blue states like California.
Idaho has the fourth lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 2.8%.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.