(RightWing.org) – It’s evident that Democrats believe what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. In the latest shot fired in the ongoing culture war, California is demonstrating how out of touch it is with the US Constitution. Unfortunately, it’s not unexpected. Instead of holding criminals accountable and deterring people from unlawful activities, liberals routinely encourage crime under the guise of good intentions.
On Saturday, December 11, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom simultaneously stepped into the abortion and gun debate. Last week, he blasted the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling allowing a Texas abortion statute to remain in effect during lawsuits challenging the new law. The far-left governor described the Texas law as a cynical attempt to undermine federal rights. Now, he’s proposing an even worse dilemma by attacking the Second Amendment using the same strategy he condemned.
Liberals Support a Flawed Roe v. Wade While Attacking an Enshrined Constitutional Right
Nowhere in the US Consitution is there a guarantee of abortion. It took an act of mental jujitsu by the high court in 1973 to arrive at the controversial Roe v. Wade decision that many believe should be a state’s rights issue per the Tenth Amendment. That’s the very question the court will wrestle with as it decides a Mississippi abortion case that could overturn Roe next spring.
Last summer, Texas passed a law purposely designed to get around Roe. Simply put, the state law allows the public to sue those who aid and abet an abortion performed after six weeks.
On Saturday, Newsom instructed his staff to work with the state AG and the legislature to craft nearly identical legislation to limit Second Amendment rights the way Conservatives did to limit reproductive court orders. Newsome wants to give Californians the ability to sue “anyone who manufactures, distributes, or sells an assault weapon” or ghost gun kit for parts. His proposal could allow plaintiffs to seek $10,000 per violation plus costs and attorney’s fees.
Here’s the problem… Newsom uses the law to target gun manufacturers, distributors, and sellers while excluding those who purchase and use guns. The goal is to stop the manufacturing and selling of guns to halt specific Constitutional rights. So, is threatening gun manufacturers to keep guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens the same as infringing on the Constitutional rights of gun owners?
Newsom Indirectly Admits Failure
The California governor is about to become extremely popular among liberal media outlets. Far-left pundits will likely hail him as a genius. Here’s the reality – he’s admitting to failure. Newsom stated the most efficient way to get guns off the streets is to add the threat of a public lawsuit. That’s acknowledging his proposals failed to indirectly achieve what the state failed to do directly: to reduce gun ownership.
Newsom ensured the courts would strike the law down as an open mockery of the Second Amendment. He could force liberal judges to rule against the law and ultimately put the Biden administration in a bind. The administration insists that the Texas abortion law is wrong because abortion is an established right by the 1973 Warren Court. Therefore, any effort to nullify it through civil lawsuits is wrong. Yet, Newsom proposes trying an end-around of the US Constitution, which could make things worse because the Second Amendment is a written right.
Will the Biden administration condemn California’s proposal? If not, it would be extremely hypocritical. It’s not a good box to put Democrats in ahead of the 2022 midterm elections when they’re already suffering in the polls. What a soundbite this would be either way. On the one hand, if the White House doesn’t support Newsom, it could depress the Left’s turnout and hurt Democrats even more. If the president does support Newsom, it will likely energize millions of gun rights voters.
Democrats better hope this is nothing more than a publicity stunt and that it goes away quickly.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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