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Gun plan: 5 things to know about Newsom's bid to change the US Constitution

Jun 09, 2023 View Original Article
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    24% Somewhat Conservative

  • Reliability

    95% ReliableExcellent

  • Policy Leaning

    54% Very Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -4% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

54% : According to a Fox News national poll from this spring, more than three-fourths of respondents favor some version of the governor's first three proposals: a 21-year age limit, universal background checks and a 30-day waiting period.
50% : In a press release touting the announcement, Newsom stressed his proposed constitutional change would leave "the Second Amendment unchanged."
50% : Another, more bottom-up option: Two-thirds of state legislatures (34 out of 50) can propose the convening of a Constitutional ConventionSome context: Two-thirds of the Congress rarely agrees on anything, much less something as politically charged as gun control.
46% : "With the radicalization of the Supreme Court having a detrimental impact on the public safety of all Americans as it systematically dismantles common sense gun legislation, we must look at a constitutional amendment to both ban assault weapons and to protect the sanctity of California's ability to regulate firearms and keep our citizens safe," said Portantino in a statement.
45% : The governor, who has become one of the country's most outspoken advocates for tighter gun laws, on Thursday proposed adding a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution to place new age limits, background check requirements and mandatory waiting periods for gun purchasers.
40% : And though the evidence on assault weapon bans is a bit weaker, some studies suggest they may reduce both the number of mass shootings and make those that do occur less deadly.
39% : Most of these proposals come from California's own lengthy list of gun laws.
39% : But law enforcement agencies have struggled to roll out these programs.
37% : "For nearly 50 years the anti-abortion crowd has been pushing for a constitutional amendment to ban abortion," he said.

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