Watch: Reporter Exposes Massive Flaw in Newsom's Logic on Gun Control After Mass Shooting


In the wake of yet another horrific mass shooting in our nation, the left is going after the Second Amendment once again and demanding that gun control measures be put in place.

But one journalist, in a rare piece of actual journalism, pushed back on those demands and exposed a flaw in the left’s gun logic.

On Monday, CBS News journalist Norah O’Donnell interviewed California’s leftist Gov. Gavin Newsom following a mass shooting in Monterey Park on Saturday that left 11 people dead.

Predictably, Newsom repeated the leftist talking points about guns. He even went so far as to describe the Second Amendment as a “suicide pact.”

But what happened next was unexpected. Instead of passively going along with it, O’Donnell pushed back, saying, “But there’s many people in this country that support the Second Amendment and are lawful gun owners.”

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Newsom quickly backtracked on the claim that he had made only seconds ago, saying, “I have no ideological opposition to someone reasonably and responsibly owning firearms.”

But O’Donnell pushed even further and asked how the shooter was able to get a modified pistol with a high-capacity magazine, a gun that is already illegal under California law.

Newsom once again appeared caught off guard by the question and said, “We’ll figure it out. That’s gonna happen. We gotta enforce laws. Things fall through the cracks.”

California has some of the strictest anti-gun laws in the entire country, and they didn’t stop this tragedy.

We are confronted with a truth that has been demonstrated again and again, but that the left refuses to acknowledge: These gun laws do not work, criminals are still able to obtain guns and horrific tragedies still happen.

Take Illinois for example, another deep-blue state with restrictive gun laws. Despite all the gun control, seven people were killed in a mass shooting in Highland Park outside of Chicago last summer.

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New York is also well-known for its strict gun laws, and yet a criminal was able to work around them and commit a mass shooting in Buffalo last spring.

The left constantly says that we need more gun control, but in the states where these laws have been implemented, there has been no noticeable decrease in violent crime or mass shootings.

The Monterey Park shooting serves as yet another example of how gun control measures, despite looking good on paper, do not work when put into practice.

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Peter Partoll is a commentary writer for the Western Journal and a Research Assistant for the Catholic Herald. He earned his bachelor's degree at Hillsdale College and recently finished up his masters degree at Royal Holloway University of London. You can follow him on Twitter at @p_partoll.