I am supporting the Gavin Newsom recall for the same reason I supported the Gray Davis recall in 2003. I am a 2nd amendment supporter, and this governor has consistently attacked our right to keep and bear arms. I have known since 2005, when Gavin Newsom was mayor of San Francisco, that he should not be holding any public office. During that year he supported an illegal and unconstitutional full-scale ban on private possession of handguns throughout the city (Proposition H). This measure not only violated CA state law (enacting local gun control ordinances is illegal), it also proved to be unconstitutional once the 2008 landmark supreme court decision in Heller vs. D.C. ruled that citizens have the right to own and maintain operable handguns in their homes for personal protection. Even more outrageous, this exact illegal law had already been attempted in 1982 by then-mayor of San Francisco, Dianne Feinstein. Proposition H was nearly identical to the 1982 handgun ban, and was guaranteed to be struck down by an NRA/CRPA lawsuit as the 1982 law had been. It was, and it resulted in the taxpayers of the city being forced to pay NRA’s attorney fees for the ordeal. Gavin Newsom in short deliberately HARMED the City of San Francisco in supporting an illegal law which he knew would be struck down in court, and wasted tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars.
As Governor, Newsom has repeatedly demonstrated that he intends to erode our right to keep and bear arms through as much unconstitutional legislation as possible. As it stands, those of us who live in Los Angeles County are unable to obtain a CCW permit to legally carry a handgun for self-defense; a right which is well-respected in most states. This governor does not respect the constitution or the well-being of anyone. He needs to be made an example of.