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Gov. Gavin Newsom Officially Calls for Convention to Change US Constitution

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is eyeing a change to the United States Constitution.

The state’s legislature on Thursday approved a resolution in support of Newsom’s call for a 28th Constitutional amendment, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The amendment would enshrine a list of Democratic gun-control policy priorities into federal law.

California is requesting a Constitutional convention to enshrine the amendment. For the amendment to be considered, two-thirds of state legislatures would have to vote in favor of a convention, according to the Times.

The proposed “Right to Safety Amendment” would limit legal gun ownership to adults 21 and older, enact universal federal background checks on gun sales, create a mandatory “reasonable waiting period” for gun purchases, and ban the purchase of many forms of semiautomatic rifles.

Newsom started touting the idea behind the amendment earlier this summer.

The governor claims the new amendment would co-exist with the Second Amendment despite the proposed amendment’s changes to the American legal understanding of gun ownership.

“The Right to Safety Amendment would preserve the integrity of the Second Amendment, while enshrining in our Constitution commonsense safety provisions that are supported overwhelmingly by the American people,” the progressive governor said in a news release.

“In the face of decades of Congressional inaction and unelected judges that are putting Americans in danger, it is time for citizens to stand up for common sense to protect us against the uniquely American epidemic of gun violence.”

The prospects of the planned amendment eventually being enshrined into law are slim.

Three-fourths of state legislatures need to approve any amendment to the Constitution before it becomes law, and Republicans control a majority of state houses.

Many of the amendment’s provisions already are law in California, but that state experienced the most mass shootings in the nation between 1982 and August of this year, according to Statista. However, the nation’s most populous state had the eighth-lowest gun-death rate among the 50 states in 2021, according to Giffords Law Center.

California’s Assembly passed Newsom’s proposal via a 51-14 tally on Thursday, with several Democrats declining to vote, according to the Los Angeles Times.

  • John says:

    Maybe he can add the following to the list of activities being restricted until age 21:
    1. Voting
    2. Joining the military
    3. Driving
    4. Marriage
    5. Graduating high school
    6. Drinking
    7. Moving out of the basement
    Apparently, those under 21 are too inexperienced to enjoy running free unsupervised.

  • frank says:

    This person is dangerous to the United States

  • Stupid Is Californikate newsbum says:

    Gruesome newsbum your a fking piece of s**t leave Law Abiding Americans gun alone just because every blue leftist state in the country is crime ridden that’s on you fking leftist moron on governors your the cause of this crime in your states the people of America whether you like it or not scum sucker have constitutional rights and no bottom feeder like you is going to change that! Back off newsbum! This shooting is your fault newsbum your so Woke you can’t see your own destruction your leftist open border crap is what brings these gun in not the people Who legally have guns these are criminals only your assainin ammendment isn’t going to stop anything so stop being stupid this is your fking fault with your leftist soft on crime crap! Their are more illegal guns in your state than legal gun owners wake up and stop being Go Woke Go More Shootings!

  • DeniseRS says:

    Why don’t just secede from the USA. They are already a state filled with idiots draining the USA.

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