A lot of declarations have followed the recent shooting in San Bernardino. For the first time since 1920, the New York Times published the first editorial on its first page, and this was highly criticized by Republican Chris Christie. The California Gov. Jerry Brown also conveyed his reactions.
The Gov. said in the course of a press conference that Arizona and Nevada were two states with pretty permissive gun laws and represent a gigantic back door which can provide access to any terrorist to walk in, according to Fox News.
As for the situation in California where the shootings happened, Gov. Jerry Brown stated that the stated that California has some of the toughest laws on gun control, and just anyone cannot buy guns. Considering this, he stated that the shooting represents a terror attack, and this opinion is also shared by the FBI.
Yet, it appears that the weapons used by Tashfeen Maleek and Sayed Riswan farook in the attack were bought legally in California. Therefore, Doug Doucey, the Arizona Governor responded to Jerry Brown’s statement and said that his words were ‘out of bounds.’ Boucey added that they will not only ignore Gov.Brown’s advice but also ask him to retract the incredibly ill-advised and thoughtless comments.
When more details on the investigation were sought, Gov. Jerry Brown confirmed that it was a federal matter. He added further that he would do his best to improve the gun control laws in California and avoid similar situations.
Further, in October last, Lt.Gov. Gavin Newsom had introduced a measure to strengthen the existing laws looking to ban possession of magazines with large capacity. The main purpose of the measure was to bring about a set of standards for meaningful reforms so that the gun violence could stop.
Obviously, no one can predict if this could herald the beginning of a reform on gun laws across the nation, but Jerry Brown with his team could be setting an example for the other states.