How do you know that, not so deep down, California Governor Gavin Newsom is hoping that President Silver Alert doesn’t make it to election day and he’s the one who’s called upon to take up the Democrats’ banner in the fight against the Trumpublicans? Today, he announced that he’s proposing a 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Because the Second Amendment apparently guarantees Americans too much freedom for them to handle.
“Our ability to make a more perfect union is literally written into the Constitution,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “So today, I’m proposing the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution to do just that. The 28th Amendment will enshrine in the Constitution common sense gun safety measures that Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and gun owners overwhelmingly support – while leaving the 2nd Amendment unchanged and respecting America’s gun-owning tradition.”
What would the oleaginous pol’s proposed amendment do exactly? Four things, primarily.
The 28th Amendment will permanently enshrine four broadly supported gun safety principles into the U.S. Constitution:
- Raising the federal minimum age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21;
- Mandating universal background checks to prevent truly dangerous people from purchasing a gun that could be used in a crime;
- Instituting a reasonable waiting period for all gun purchases; and
- Barring civilian purchase of assault weapons that serve no other purpose than to kill as many people as possible in a short amount of time – weapons of war our nation’s founders never foresaw.
Governor Newsom, who a sycophantic Senator Aisha Wahab calls a “man of action,” may know something about politics, but he clearly has much to learn about basic math. It takes a two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress or two-thirds of the states — 33 — to propose a constitutional amendment. And then three-fourths of them — 38 states — have to vote to ratify the amendment.
By design, that’s not an easy task. Just ask proponents of the moribund Equal Rights Amendment how big a hill that is to climb.
Don’t look now, Governor, but 27 states have enacted permitless concealed carry laws. A couple of others are likely candidates to join that club in the near future. How many of those states do you think will sign on to your gun control constitutional amendment that will “affirm Congress, states, and local governments can enact additional common-sense gun safety regulations that save lives?”
This stunt is little more than a grandstanding media-grab in order to deflect attention from the doom spiral of his state’s two largest cities while trying to demonstrate for national Dems that he has the chops should Memory Care Joe go down for good. If nothing else, it should be mildly entertaining to watch this thing die of terminal neglect and a chronic lack of support.