Senate sends Gov. Newsom bill allowing lawsuits against those providing dangerous firearms

First-in-the-nation measure on assault weapons patterned after Texas anti-abortion law

June 29, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys released the following after the state Senate late Wednesday sent Gov. Newsom  Senate Bill 1327, a plan to help end gun violence by allowing private citizens to sue gun manufacturers.  


“If we save one life – one life! – we’ve done the right thing,” Hertzberg said shortly before the 26-to-9 vote.


Gov. Newsom backs the first-in-the-nation law and is expected to sign the bill almost immediately.


Bill joint-author Anthony Portantino of La Canada Flintridge praised the gun-safety measure.


“SB 1327 is an important step forward to address the gun violence epidemic in our country and I am grateful that it is headed to the governor’s desk,” Portantino said.


For past press releases, background, Hertzberg’s statements on SB 1327 and it’s relation to he Texas abortion law, click HERE:



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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



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