|August 13, 2022|
Second Amendment ruling riles Governor Newsom
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Gun control advocates are digesting the consequences of Thursday’s supreme court 6-3 decision that the Constitution provides an individual the right to carry a gun outside the home.
The court ruled in a New York State case. There are only six states, including California, that forbids individuals from carrying guns away from a primary residence without a permit based on self-defense.
California Governor Gavin Newsom deplored the court’s ruling as ‘radical’.
“The (supreme) court thinks that gun regulations should be frozen in time. And, that if there wasn’t a similar law in existence in the 1700s or 1800s, then a state can’t pass it now, no matter how important it is to protect people from the modern horror of gun violence,” Newsom said.
The court left open the possibility of allowing individual states to impose limits on the carrying of guns.
California lawmakers have sent to Governor Newsom 16 new gun safety bills that he says he will sign. One would allow individuals to sue gun makers.
Story Date: June 29, 2022