Gov. Newsom Blasts MO Gun Deaths Although CA Has over 2X as Many

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) pointed to Missouri’s gun laws and decried the state’s annual gun deaths, even though California has more than double the number of gun deaths each year. Didn’t mention it.

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On November 16, 2023, this author wrote an article highlighting the left’s tendency to point to firearm-related homicide deaths rather than the actual number of homicides.This allows people like Newsom to avoid Mention There were 3,576 gun deaths in California in 2021, compared to just 1,414 in Missouri, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Additionally, by focusing on the “gun death rate” rather than the actual numbers, Newsom omits the fact that the FBI cited California as having the highest number of “active shooters” in the nation in 2021. be able to.

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