California is home to the most gun-friendly laws in the nation according to organizations that advocate for gun safety Everytown for Gun Safetyand The Giffords Law Center.
These gun laws – that are at risk due to the recent Supreme Court decision – only get you so far in the country that is flooded with guns and where there is almost no federal action level as well as an enormous variation in the laws governing guns from state to state , and even between states.
It’s also incorrect to analyze an unrelated sequence of mass shootings that ranged all the way from Southern California to Northern California in the last few days and claim that the gun laws aren’t working for everyone.
Many thousands of Californians suffer the effects of gun violence every year. 3,449 people in 2020 in the estimation of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a devastating number. However, California is also home to among the lowest death by gun rate in the country, at 8.5 per 100,000 residents as per the statistics from the CDC.
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California’s rate of gun-related deaths of 3.9 per 100,000 people 3.9 per 100,000 residents which is lower than Texas the rate of homicides – 6.1 per 100,000 as per statistics compiled through Everytown. The majority of the things that tougher gun laws seem to reduce on is suicides. Suicides related to guns decreased by a third in California between 2011 between 2011 and 2020. They increased in Texas and across the country.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who was looking at even more gun control measures prior to the shootings, made a statement about the way his efforts are hindered through the government of the United States as well as the Supreme Court.
“The Second Amendment is becoming an unenforceable pact,” Newsom told CBS News, although Newsom also said he is in favor of the right to bear arms. “I am not in any ideological conflict to someone legally and responsibly having firearms, and also undergoing background checks, and getting trained and making sure that the firearms are locked to ensure that their child doesn’t shoot themselves or their beloved one.”
He stated that all countries have mental health issues, however, only the US has a constant mass shootings epidemic.
“There’s an underlying pattern within America. United States of America – mass shootings that does not exist elsewhere around the globe,” he said, suggesting that perhaps safety advocates should be more focused on clips with a large capacity. “Just insane. There’s absolutely no reason for it. Period. Complete stop.” the man declared.
In recognition that gun rights advocates might consider his attempts to pass new laws as a restriction on their rights, Newsom preemptively pushed back.
“I simply would like to get rid of weapons of war that are not legal in the streets in California and should be legal throughout all of the United States,” he stated.