>> This week's fatal shooting of 12 people in Southern California comes as the state voted in a new Democratic Governor who's big on gun control. In a state already saddled with some of the strictest firearms laws in the country.>> This is America, it's gotta change, this doesn't happen anywhere else on planet Earth.
And we can't let folks forget that, can't lose sight of that, can't allow this to be normalized.>> As Thousand Oaks residents mourn the dead and honored the sheriff's deputy, who was killed in action. It was still not clear why 28 year old, Ian David Long, a decorated US marine corp veteran, shot into the crowds at the Borderline Bar late Wednesday night.
Long used a .45 caliber Glock handgun with a high capacity magazine. High capacity magazines allow shooters to unleash torrents of bullets, reducing the need to reload. As Lieutenant Governor two years ago, Gavin Newsom coauthored a gun control ballot initiative to expand a ban on the sale and transfer of high capacity magazines.
Reuters reporter, Sharon Bernstein.>> Gavin Newsom's probably likely to be a little more progressive on gun issues than Jerry Brown, who was kind of a a left-leaning moderate. Vetoed quite a number of gun control measures while he was governor. By comparison, Gavin Newsom has actually coauthored some gun control measures.
And when he was asked at a recent press conference what his response was to concerns among gun rights advocates that he would be too active on gun control. Gavin Newsom's response was one word, he said, good.>> While California banned the high-capacity magazines in 1999, it allowed for those who already owned them to keep them.
Newsom's measure was challenged in a lawsuit supported by the National Rifle Association, and the courts put the provision on hold.