In the wake of multiple mass shootings that took the lives of 19 Californians in just 72 hours last week, Governor Newsom, Attorney General Bonta, and Senator Portantino announced new gun safety legislation to modernize and strengthen California’s public carry laws. You may view SYASL staff notes here and a press release from the Governor here.
Governor Newsom issued the following statement on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to strike down a law that prohibits those with domestic violence restraining orders from possessing guns.
“Now, a federal appeals court has ruled domestic abusers have the right to carry firearms. Where is the line? Who’s next? Judge Cory Wilson, Judge James Ho, and Judge Edith Jones. These three zealots are hellbent on a deranged vision of guns for all, leaving government powerless to protect its people. This is what the ultra-conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court wants. It’s happening, and it’s happening right now. Wake up, America – this assault on our safety will only accelerate. This is serious – and it’s coming to California. We are probably only weeks away from another activist judge, Judge Roger Benitez, striking down California’s bans on assault weapons and large capacity magazines. California will continue to fight against these extremist judges to protect our residents’ right to be free from gun violence.”