California’s governor-elect eyes stricter gun control laws after shooting


California’s existing gun control laws are under the microscope after 12 people were killed on Wednesday at a bar in Thousand Oaks, the New York Times reports.

The big picture: California already has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the country, but governor-elect Gavin Newsom is considering passing “even tougher laws” following Wednesday’s shooting. He said this week that he would have signed into law some gun measures that Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed in the past. At a press conference on Thursday, Newsom said the response “cannot just be excuses. The response sure as hell cannot be more guns,” the Times reports. Newsom isn’t the only one — House Democrats are also eyeing more aggressive gun control legislation in response to the Thousand Oaks shooting now that they have control of the House.

6 thoughts on “California’s governor-elect eyes stricter gun control laws after shooting

  1. Ya know these are the issues that really make me question my immortality , faith and spirituality.

    Morality. ..rights…and just the right to live and be free and be left alone .

    Many of you may not know….

    But I was baptized and raised a Roman Catholic.

    At the age of 4 I found Jesus…

    Confused and vulnerable I knew where I could find Jesus…

    Because after every Sunday mass ….

    The single bathroom at the church.

    The parishioners would stand in line and say…

    Jesus Christ. …

    Would you please hurry up and get out of there.

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