Gavin Newsom after Monterey Park shooting: ‘Second Amendment is becoming a suicide pact’
California Governor Gavin Newsom has renewed his calls for tougher gun control measures following Saturday’s mass shooting at a Monterey Park ballroom. killed at least 11 people injured nine others.
“There’s nothing surprising about this. Everything about this is infuriating,” he told CBS Evening News anchor and editor-in-chief Nora O’Donnell on Monday. is becoming
Newsom has made it clear that he has “no ideological objection” to people who own guns “responsibly” and undergo background checks and training in their use.
However, he told O’Donnell that the current regulations mean “things are going unnoticed.”
“It will happen,” he said. “The law has to be enforced. Things fall through the cracks, but that doesn’t mean you give up.”
Authorities say the suspect later died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound when approached by investigators.
When asked how the shooter was able to obtain the weapon, Newsom said, “It will happen.
Newsom noted the role of mental health in mass shootings, but cited access to guns as a factor exacerbating the problem.
“We are really proud of the work we have done in this field, which has been neglected for decades.” There is no country in the world that has not experienced behavioral health problems.”
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