Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed a restriction of gun rights in response to the ongoing debates about gun control, and monumental change.
The Democratic leader is steadfast in his belief that “common sense” gun safety measures deserve their place within the nation’s founding document.
A More Perfect Union: Gun Safety Measures
Newsom’s revolutionary proposal stems from his conviction that the ability to perfect the union is intrinsically linked with the Constitution. “Our ability to make a more perfect union is literally written into the Constitution,” Newsom emphasized.
His proposed amendment aims to solidify a set of broadly supported gun safety measures within the Constitution, while still respecting the 2nd Amendment and America’s long-standing tradition of gun ownership.
This proposed amendment arises amidst a string of victories for gun rights activists in the federal courts, including the Supreme Court’s landmark decision last year that abolished a century-old New York law making it harder to obtain a concealed handgun license.
Restriction of Gun Rights: The Nuts and Bolts of Newsom’s Amendment
Newsom’s proposal isn’t about tearing down the Second Amendment, but it does propose significant changes. It raises the federal minimum age for firearm purchases from 18 to 21, akin to the age restriction on buying beer, as Newsom pointed out in a video.