Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) responded to Wednesday’s San Jose firearm-based attack by claiming that California gun control still works.
Newsome tweeted: “Some people (…meaning the GOP and NRA) like to point to horrific shootings like yesterday’s and say CA’s strict gun laws don’t work. The reality is that is simply not true.”
He then went back to 1933 and focused on the “rate” of gun deaths instead of the number of gun deaths.
Newsom wrote, “CA has the 7th lowest gun death rate in the nation.”
Pointing to the “death rate” allowed Newsom to bypass mentioning that California gun control has not stopped the state from witnessing mass shooting after mass shooting during the last decade.
ABC 7 reported that “seven people were killed and three were wounded when a 43-year-old former student opened fire at Oikos University in Oakland, California,” on April 2, 2012. Twenty-two-year-old Elliot