Gavin Newsom Calls out NRA, Suggests Lives Being Saved by Gun Control

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On April 25 California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom used a tweet to call out the NRA and suggests lives being saved by gun control.

His tweet came on the same day Breitbart News reported that the NRA had launched what promises to be the first of many lawsuits designed to challenge California gun control laws. The Los Angeles Times reports that the NRA has a “series” of suits planned now that Neil Gorsuch is seated on the Supreme Court.

Newsom’s tweet appears to be an attempt to convince the NRA that gun control has already won the day. He wrote:

Many of Newsom’s fellow gun controllers have yet to come to the point of claiming California gun control has won the day. In fact, Gabby Giffords believes the April 10 murder-suicide at San Bernardino’s North Park Elementary proves California gun control is insufficient. And despite universal background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban,  firearm registration requirements, firearm confiscation laws, and a 10-day waiting period on gun purchases, California Democrats are pushing an additional law limiting law-abiding Californians to a purchase limit of one gun per month.

The NRA has launched its “series” of suits as an attempt to strip away gun controls already enacted and take the momentum from gun controls currently being pushed.

The NRA responded to Newsom by tweeting:

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of “Bullets with AWR Hawkins,” a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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