“The Second Amendment is becoming a suicide pact,” Newsom intoned as he walked with [CBS News’ Norah] O’Donnell, surrounded by his security team — men with guns.
And here is where Newsom’s narrative breaks down.
Newsom and his Democrat buddies in the legislative supermajority have done more harm to Second Amendment rights and passed more restrictions on legal gun ownership than any other state. The problem for Newsom is that the Monterey Park shooter, who was by law not allowed to own a gun, not only got a gun but illegally modified the gun. California’s gun laws restricting law-abiding gun owners did nothing to stop the 72-year-old Chinese man intent on shooting up a dance studio for kicking him out of dance lessons.
California Democrats pass more gun restrictions while at the same time passing easy-on-crime laws that favor people breaking the law.
“Everything about this is infuriating,” Newsom told O’Donnell. Just not for the reasons he wants us to think. Newsom is infuriated because there are bad people who don’t follow his laws. Just as there are people in every country on earth who don’t follow the laws of man or God, no matter how many laws are piled on top of one another.
Newsom’s laws make little difference — except to the law-abiding, who grow angrier over losing what they’ve been assured are their God-given rights.
Gavin Newsom will not be happy until he suicides all laws protecting gun ownership by the little people. But to do that, he must suicide the truth. He told O’Donnell he has respect for gun owners, but that’s a lie. To the extent he respects gun owners, the respect goes only to gun owners who act and think like him.
— Victoria Taft in Gavin Newsom’s ‘Suicide Pact’ with the Truth