NRA fires back at Gov. Newsom over his proposal to enshrine gun control with new constitutional amendment

The National Rifle Association on Thursday criticized California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, for suggesting gun control be included in the U.S. Constitution.

What did Newsom suggest?

extreme left governor Proposing the 28th Amendment Include four gun control regulations in the Constitution.

According to Newsom, the proposed amendments are as follows:

  1. “Increase the federal minimum age for purchasing firearms from 18 to 21.”
  2. Mandates “universal background checks to prevent truly dangerous people from buying guns that can be used in crime”
  3. “Insert a reasonable waiting period for all gun purchases”
  4. Prohibits “private purchases of assault weapons with no purpose other than to kill as many people as possible in a short period of time, weapons of war that our founders never foresaw.”

Some Americans might consider two or three of his suggestions reasonable.Ultimately, the Supreme Court ruled that Appropriate The Second Amendment can be limited.

But his last suggestion has a fundamental problem. It’s too wide.

What is an “offensive weapon”? And even if a definition could be hammered out, such a firearm “serves no other purpose” other than “to kill as many people as possible”. In fact, Americans use semi-automatic rifles, what Mr. Newsom would call “assault weapons,” every day in a non-lethal and safe manner.

Newsom said in a statement that his proposal “respects America’s tradition of gun ownership” while leaving the Second Amendment “unaltered.”

And in the video, Newsom developed a satirical argument against defenders of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.

He argued that gun control opponents believe that “thoughts and prayers are the best we can do” against gun violence.Of course, no sane person would say such a thing. solution. Rather, people offer “thoughts and prayers.” in response to tragedy.

what was the reaction?

The NRA condemned Mr. Newsom’s proposal as showing “absolute contempt” for the Second Amendment.

“Newsome’s latest public [sic] This stunt once again demonstrated his boundless disdain for the right to self-defense,” the organization said. Said in a statement.

“California has become a beacon of violence as Newsome adopts policies to defend criminals and punish law-abiding,” the statement continued. “That’s why the vast majority of Americans justifiably reject his California-style gun control.”

Fortunately, the amendment is unlikely to become law.

according to To Article 5 of the Constitution, Two-thirds of the states must agree to hold an amendment conference. And it would require the support of three-quarters of the states to become an amendment. This proposal will get the little support it needs.

The last constitutional amendment was approved in 1992.

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