Issued on: 24/06/2022 – 07:37
California’s governor condemned as “reckless” Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that could have a dramatic impact on half a dozen US states with strict gun carry laws.
Gavin Newsom, who oversees the most populous state in the union, and one with some of the most restrictive rules on firearms, said the 6-3 decision by the right-leaning court “erases a commonsense gun safety law.”
But he vowed the progressive state would push on with making new gun laws.
“Our state is ready with a bill that will be heard next week to update and strengthen our public-carry law and make it consistent with the Supreme Court ruling,” he said.
“Next week, I will have 16 new gun safety bills on my desk, including a bill that will allow individuals to sue gun makers and distributors for violating certain gun laws. I look forward to signing all of those bills.”
A dark day in America.
This is a dangerous decision from a court hell bent on pushing a radical ideological agenda and infringing on the rights of states to protect our citizens from being gunned down in our streets, schools, and churches.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 23, 2022
Thursday’s ruling strikes down a century-old New York law that required a person to prove they had a legitimate self-defense need, or “proper cause,” in order to receive a gun permit.
Dozens of states already allow the almost unfettered carrying of weapons in public, but six Democratic-run states retain a high degree of control…