California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose latest gun control legislation consisted of requiring background checks to buy ammunition, is concerned about the effect a pro-gun president will have on his anti-gun state.
After Donald Trump endorsed national Right-to-Carry reciprocity, Newsom took to Twitter to complain that “this expansion would put lives at risk & is a giant leap backward for states that have proven smart gun laws work.”
If by “smart gun laws” working, he means keeping guns out of the hands of the law-abiding and only in the hands of criminals … then yes, they’re working, alright. FBI statistics show violent crime increased in California more than 2.5 times faster than the nation as a whole.
Newsom’s tweet linked to an anti-Trump opinion piece from the Los Angeles Times. As one reader commented: “It seems like Gavin is upset that he won't be able to trample the rights of gun owners in California after Trump gets in office.”