LA Times Op-Ed Calls Out Newsom for Infringing on Second Amendment


Sunday’s issue of the Los Angeles Times published a scathing letter from a Northridge resident directed at Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom.

Featured in the Readers React section, the Letter to the Editor is titled: Sorry, Gavin Newsom — the Constitution is clear on gun rights.


To the editor: I am distressed by the comments of Adam Winkler on Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom‘s attempt to restrict ammunition sales and large-capacity magazine ownership in California. Winkler appears to evaluate the acceptability of gun control laws on the basis of whether they will work upon implementation. (see “Why Gavin Newsom’s gun law won’t help,” Opinion, April 8)

It should not matter to anyone if a gun control law can or cannot reduce crime perpetrated by the use of a gun. The courts and Winkler should be interested in whether or not a gun control law violates the constitutional ban on infringement upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Those who oppose the 2nd Amendment should be working to repeal it; not to seek acceptance for statutes which reduce gun crimes by infringing upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

If the American people want constitutional law, they must support constitutional law — even when it means opposing laws they like but are in violation of the Constitution.

Herbert C. Haber, Northridge

Hear, hear, Herbert!! I would take issue with the line about whether or not a gun control law can or cannot reduce crime, as an overwhelming portion of crime is committed by people who shouldn’t have guns or are using illegal weapons in the first place, but otherwise, well done.


Enforce the laws already on the books, stop looking for new ways to infringe on the Constitution and our rights to keep and bear arms, and any ammunition for those guns we wish to purchase. Thankfully, our Forefathers designed the law to protect citizens against any politicians or well intentioned government looking to restrict we, the people.

(We’re looking at you, Newsom.)

You keep running your career and campaign on gun control, Californians will continue to buy more guns and see what a threat you are to their Constitutional Rights.

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