Mass shootings won’t be stopped by stricter gun legislation. According to the gun control advocacy organizations Everytown for Gun Safety and The Giffords Law Center, California has the nation’s strictest gun regulations. These gun restrictions, which are in jeopardy as a result of a recent Supreme Court ruling, can only do so much in a nation where there is an abundance of firearms, there is hardly any federal action, and there are wide variations in gun laws from state to state and even within states.
But it would also be foolish to claim that all gun control measures and gun laws are ineffective in light of a recent spate of unrelated mass shootings that occurred in Northern and Southern California.
Gov. Gavin Newsom Has Been Talking About Gun Law Problems In California
According to data gathered by Everytown, the rate of gun homicides in California, which is 3.9 per 100,000 people, is lower than the rate in Texas, which is 6.1 per 100,000 people. Suicides appear to be drastically reduced as a result of stricter gun control regulations. Between 2011 and 2020, fewer suicides in California involved a gun. They gained traction in Texas and around the nation. Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, who was already considering more gun control legislation before these shootings, was adamant that the federal government and the Supreme Court are impeding his efforts.
All nations, he claimed, struggle with mental illness, but only the US consistently has mass shootings. The issue for Newsom and anybody else considering new gun legislation is that all current gun laws, including the California ban on high-capacity magazines Newsom referenced, have already been overturned by a recent Supreme Court decision. Tierney Sneed of CNN wrote an article about it in October. New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, a significant Supreme Court case decided in June, set a new precedent for state gun restrictions under the leadership of the court’s conservative justices, including Justice Clarence Thomas.