Private Residents in California Can Now Sue Firearms Manufacturers

On January 1, 2023, California’s SB 1327 went into effect, which gives private residents the power to file lawsuits against gunmakers who violate the state’s so-called “assault weapons” prohibition or ban on gun sales to individuals under the age of 21. According to a Los Angeles Times report, supporters of this new law see lawfare as a means of “enlisting an army of grass-roots enforcers” to protect the state’s “assault weapons” prohibition and minimum age requirement.

AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News SB 1327 was passed in response to the Texas heartbeat law, which allows private citizens to sue abortionists for performing abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

The lawfare approach that Gun Control Inc is promoting is a relatively new strategy to advance a civilian disarmament agenda. Gun controllers recognize that they can’t fully capture state and federal legislatures. Sometimes, when they even have legislative majorities, gun control forces can’t muster enough support to pass their gun grabs. As a result, they’re compelled to get creative. 

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