Full Assembly endorses plan to allow citizens to sue those who provide dangerous firearms

Gov. Newsom-backed, first-in-the-nation measure on assault weapons returns for final Senate vote later this week

June 27, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys released the following after Senate Bill 1327, a plan to help end gun violence by allowing private citizens to sue gun manufacturers, passed its first Floor vote by the California Assembly.

The first-in-the-nation law, backed by Gov. Newsom, passed on a 50-19 vote in the 80-member Assembly. It next returns to the Senate for consideration later this week.

“What we have now is too many shootings,” said Asm. Philip Ting of San Francisco, Floor sponsor for Hertzberg’s bill, said shortly before the vote. “This is common sense gun legislation (and) puts power back in the people’s hands.”

For more past press releases, background and Hertzberg’s statements on on SB 1327, click HERE:


For more, visit Senator Hertzberg’s website and follow @SenBobHertzberg on Twitter.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg represents nearly one million San Fernando Valley residents of Senate District 18, which includes part of Burbank and the following communities in Los Angeles: Arleta, Granada Hills, Hansen Dam, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, part of Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, part of Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, the City of San Fernando and Universal City. Learn more at senate.ca.gov/hertzberg.


Monday, June 27, 2022


Ray Sotero | 916-834-1128 | ray.sotero@sen.ca.gov