Calif. 2nd In Mass Shootings Despite Having Nation’s Strictest Gun Control

Gavin Newsom

At a glance

  • Despite having the nation’s strictest gun-control laws, California accounts for 14% of mass shooting fatalities, according to Mother Jones’ mass shooting database.
  • That means that California has the second-largest number of gun fatalities, trailing only Texas.
  • Despite that reality, California Democrats, led by Gov. Gavin Newsom, used mass shootings in recent days to call for even stricter gun-control laws.

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