Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., vowed this month to protect the country from the radical policies of California Governor Gavin Newsom (D), especially in the face of the governor’s newest proposed attack on the Second Amendment.
On Twitter, McCarthy wrote, “I’ve seen what Gavin Newsom has done to our freedoms in California. Now, he wants to take away our 2nd Amendment rights in every state. As long as I’m Speaker of the House, it’s not going to happen.”
McCarthy was referring to Gov. Newsom’s new proposal to add a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would essentially negate the full impact of the right to keep and bear arms that are afforded to Americans in the Second Amendment.
Via the governor’s office, a 28th amendment would raise the federal minimum age of purchasing a firearm from 18 to 21, mandate universal background checks, implement a “reasonable waiting period for all gun purchases,” and bar the purchase of so-called “assault weapons.”
Newsom has claimed that the proposal is “widely popular.”
In an official statement, Newsom additionally claimed that the Founding Fathers never foresaw the “weapons of war” that modern civilization has today.
To propose the amendment and pass it officially, Newsom has indicated that he plans to call for an amendatory convention. “33 other states, in addition to California, would need to take action to convene such a convention,” the governor’s office explained.
Newsom’s radically left policies have driven many Californians to flee the state since he implemented strict lockdown guidelines in 2020 with the onset of Covid, followed by a rash of mask and vaccine regulations.
In fact, the New York Post reported that over the past two years, more than 500,000 people have left California for freer pastures, resettling in places like Florida, Texas, and Nevada.
Although Newsom has denied that he has plans to run for president in 2024, rumors of a potential presidential candidacy ahead of the Democrat national primary election have swirled, nonetheless.