Newsom accused of ‘hypocrisy’ for calling Second Amendment a ‘suicide pact’ while surrounded by armed guards

Newsom accused of 'hypocrisy' for calling Second Amendment a 'suicide pact' while surrounded by armed guards

The National Rifle Association (NRA) called California Gov. Gavin Newsom a hypocrite for saying the Second Amendment is becoming a “suicide pact” while walking on the street with what appeared to be armed guards. Newsom made the remarks during an interview with CBS Evening News’ Norah O’Donnell in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park, where 11 people were killed over the weekend in a mass shooting. “Gov. Newsom made that statement while flanked by at least four armed guards,” Amy Hunter, the NRA’s director for media relations, told Fox News Digital. “That is the definition of hypocrisy.” Newsom’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital. Speaking with O’Donnell, Newsom commented on gun rights as California recently experienced two mass shootings within days of each other. On Monday, seven people were killed in Half Moon Bay, near San Francisco, when a gunman opened fire at two crime scenes. CT GOV. LAMONT PROPOSES OPEN CARRY BAN, OTHER GUN RESTRICTIONS Over the weekend, another gunman committed the Monterey Park shooting during a Lunar New Year celebration at a dance studio. “This Second Amendment’s becoming a suicide pact, it feels like,” Newsom said. “California’s 37% lower gun death rate of the rest of the nation, and yet, with all that evidence, no one on the other side seems to give a d–n.” California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the Second Amendment is becoming a “suicide pact” following a series of mass shootings in the state. “And yet, with all that evidence, […]

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