California to allow private lawsuits against gun ban violators in swipe at Texas law

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By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that would allow private citizens to sue people who sell, manufacture or distribute assault weapons and guns made at home to avoid tracing. The law is a swipe at a Texas law that allows individuals to sue anyone who helps a woman obtain an illegal abortion in the state. Newsom, a Democrat who has been mentioned as a possible presidential contender, signed the California legislation on the same day he released an ad in Texas criticizing the state’s reproductive rights policies. “If Texas i…

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