By DON THOMPSON Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is punching back against two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions as Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a gun control law patterned after a Texas anti-abortion law.

He plans to sign the bill Friday, a month after conservative justices overturned women’s constitutional right to abortions and undermined gun control laws in states including California.

Newsom is stitching the two controversial topics together in approving a law allowing people to sue anyone who distributes several types of illegal weapons.

They would be awarded at least $10,000 in civil damages. Lawmakers patterned the bill after a Texas law allowing citizens to sue anyone who provides or assists in providing an abortion.


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