After a weekend which saw a police officer shot and killed in Los Angeles as well as the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, Gavin “The Buck Stops Here” Newsom pointed the finger of blame at…President Trump, Republicans in general and America’s culture of “gun violence.”
Newsom touted his and other California leaders’ work to crack down on high-capacity magazines and increase background checks for guns and ammunition purchases. He blasted Republicans and pro-gun groups trying to roll back gun-control policies in states like California.
“California’s doing its part, but Jesus, these guys, the folks in the White House have been supporting the kinds of policies that roll back the work that we’re doing,” he said. “It keeps happening, over and over and over again, on their damned watch.”
And . . .
While a massive manhunt is underway for the gang members who slaughtered a California police officer, the Governor is once again using the death of one of our brothers to advance his own anti-gun agenda.
Juan Jose Diaz of Lincoln Heights, California was killed early Saturday morning and a second person was injured after a reported gang-related shooting in Lincoln Heights.
Gov. Gavin Newsom put out a statement that the killing “is a painful reminder of the gun violence that exists within our country.”
“As a state, we must do more to stop these senseless acts that continue to take lives. We owe it to 24-year-old Officer Diaz and all Californians,” he said.