CRPA Files Suit To End “Texas Style” Attack
Last summer, Governor Gavin Newsom expressed outrage over a Texas law he found objectionable. In fact, Mr. Newsom was so incensed that he bought billboards outside California to air his frustrations (and annoy potential national political rivals). Then, he decided to copy that law and aim it at something he found even more objectionable: gun culture. He even tipped the scales to make sure those who object would be at a distinct disadvantage.
Last week, CRPA filed suit to roll back the most insidious aspect of Mr. Newsom’s gambit. In the complaint, CRPA and a host of plaintiffs point out not only the logical fallacies behind the Governor’s ill-fated attack, but the many reasons that the law is patently unconstitutional. Making those who challenge new Second Amendment restrictions pay all legal costs unless they win EVERY argument in their case while the state can recover their costs if they win ANY part of their case is, of course, in direct violation of the Constitution (not to mention all sense of fairness).
We know the fight we have on our hands in defending the Second Amendment here in California. From outlawing youth shooting sports, to banning gun shows, to the endless attempts to tax and outright prohibit one’s fundamental right to self-defense, anti-2A advocates have shown no regard for the Constitution in an attempt to demonize lawful gun owners.
In this case, the Governor wants to use a law he himself views as outrageous to attack your rights. The Constitution is not a vehicle for wannabe Presidential candidates to send messages to rivals.