Gov. Newsom signs into law Sen. Hertzberg’s first-in-the-nation bill allowing lawsuits against those who provide dangerous firearms

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

July 22, 2022

Measure on assault weapons patterned after Texas abortion ban

SANTA MONICA – Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys released the following after Gov. Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 1327, a plan to help end gun violence by allowing private citizens to sue those who provide dangerous firearms. 

“For the sake of our children, this is a common-sense step toward ensuring California streets, schools and communities continue to be among the safest in the nation,” Hertzberg said after the governor signed SB 1327 into law. “If Texas is going to use this legal framework to essentially outlaw abortion and harm women, all with the Supreme Court’s blessing, California is going to use it to save lives and take AR15s off our streets.”

Gov. Newsom backed Hertzberg’s measure, which was joint-authored by Sen. Anthony Portantino of Burbank.  

“I am very grateful to Gov. Newsom for signing SB 1327 and taking an important step forward to combat the gun violence epidemic in our country,” Portantino said. “In the wake of the continued possibility of mass shootings, it is a moral imperative that California leads on gun reform to keep our communities safe. SB 1327 continues our efforts and showcases our leadership.”

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

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