According to Newsom, the ability to defend one’s life would put everyone else at risk.
California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom described the election of Donald Trump as a “leap backward” for states with stringent gun control laws.
Newsom based his December 8 claim on the fact that Trump supports national reciprocity for concealed carry – a measure which also has the support of a large and growing number of Republican lawmakers, together with the NRA, Gun Owners of America, and the Second Amendment Foundation. There is a united front for national reciprocity but instead of viewing an expansion of armed, law-abiding citizens as a good thing, Newsom laments that national reciprocity would cripple a number of gun control laws in states like California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey, among others.
Newsom voiced his complaint via Twitter, where he linked to a Los Angeles Times editorial on national reciprocity, writing: “This expansion would put lives at risk & is a giant leap backward for states that have proven smart gun laws work.”
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