Recent data published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that over 17 percent of America’s annual firearm murders occur in just one state – Democrat-controlled California.
The state is known for having some of the strictest gun-control laws in the nation.
In fact, Michael Bloomberg’s anti-Second Amendment lobbying group, Everytown for Gun Safety, ranks California as number one for having the “strongest gun laws in the country.”
California’s strict gun control regulations include universal background checks, waiting periods, and bans on many types of firearms.
However, despite the Golden State’s strict gun control regulations, California has been unable to curb the surge in firearm-related deaths, according to CDC figures.
PEW Research reported that CDC figures show 20,958 people were murdered with firearms in 2021.
The CDC’s state-by-state map shows that 3,576 of those murders occurred in California alone.
California gun controls include universal background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, a 10-day waiting period, a red flag law, firearm registration requirements, a ban on campus carry for self-defense, a ban on K-12 teachers being armed for classroom defense, a limit on the number of guns a law-abiding citizen can purchase each month, and a background check requirement for ammunition purchases, among many other controls.
Nevertheless, California is also number one for “active shooter incidents,” according to FBI figures.
When Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom contrasts gun violence in his state with that of other (red) states, he does not mention California’s firearm homicides, according to Breitbart.
Rather, he talks about homicide rates and claims a lower rate in California than in other states.
By shifting the focus to rates, Newsom does not mention that Mississippi only had 962 firearm homicides compared to 3,576 such homicides in California.
According to California’s Attorney General Rob Bonta, despite the strictest gun-control, “many Californians still suffer the harm of gun violence.
“Someone is killed with a gun every three hours in California.”
However, as with all of the Democrats’ anti-Second Amendment measures, the laws target law-abiding gun owners, rather than dangerous criminals.