Maybe it’s because I grew up in the American South, but my mother told me growing up that swearing was the sign of a limited vocabulary. My wife says that to our kids now, too.
By this logic, California governor Gavin Newsom is functionally illiterate. His perspective and position on gun ownership would tend to further this conclusion about his (lack of) intelligence (his picture above reminds me of similarly clueless Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau). AWR Hawkins gives us the details:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) spoke about the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting Monday and claimed that the Second Amendment does not protect “weapons of God–mned mass destruction.”
Newsom’s statement was in relation to one of two guns the Garlic Festival attacker legally purchased in Nevada.
The Los Angeles Times quoted Newsom saying, “You can’t put borders up, speaking of borders, to a neighboring state where you can buy this damn stuff legally. How in the hell is that possible? I have no problem with the 2nd Amendment, you have a right to bear arms but not weapons of [god–mned] mass destruction.”
Breitbart News reported that police believe the gunman lived in Nevada for a time with family, and that is where he legally purchased two guns. One of the guns was a rifle the described as an “AK Variant,” according to LA Times, the other was a 12 gauge pump shotgun. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that firearms such as the shotgun “are permitted in California.”
Because both firearms were purchased “legally” from gun stores, the gunman would have undergone FBI background checks to acquire them.
This is important because Newsom also brought up background checks, saying, “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 in states like ours to get rid of large capacity magazines, to address the issues that we’re trying to advance on background checks.”
Newsom did not mention that Gilroy Garlic Festival was a self-declared gun-free zone. In such a zone a criminal with any firearm has every advantage over the crowds of unarmed people.
You don’t even have to know much about guns to realize that Newsom doesn’t have a clue about what could actually prevent criminals from getting their hands on a firearm or what will stop a criminal from doing evil (or more evil). This guy is a governor without a clue making statements to shift blame for the failures of his gun policies to President Trump.
And, apparently, Newsom thinks that it makes him seem even tougher when he swears to promote his pathetic, useless, and delusional gun control policy positions.