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Newsom Slams Chiang on Gun Control Comments

An L.A. Democrat endorsed Villaraigosa

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Zach C. Cohen
Oct. 4, 2017, 11:23 a.m.

State Treasurer John Chiang (D) “was asked whether he thinks existing California and national gun laws are enough – or if more are needed. Chiang pointed to tough new California laws approved last year by the Legislature – and by voters with Proposition 63 – such as background checks on ammunition purchases and bans on rifles with bullet-buttons.

Chiang: “I don’t want to politicize this, especially this particular time. … We have to make sure that the laws that we have enacted, we follow through on them to make sure that we take action to prevent similar types of circumstances here.”

“That response drew a slam from Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who on Twitter compared Chiang’s ‘I don’t want to politicize this’ line to an NRA talking point, and even linked Chiang to President Donald Trump.” (Capital Public Radio)

HOMETOWN. Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl (D) endorsed former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) on Saturday. (release)

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