The Democratic state of California, known for having some of the strictest gun control laws in the United States, accounted for more than 17% of annual gun-related murders across the country, Breitbart reported citing recent data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Everytown for Gun Safety ranks California first in the United States for gun control.
According to CDC figures, despite the Golden State’s strict gun control regulations, which include universal background checks, waiting periods and bans on many types of firearms, there is no has been unable to stem the spike in gun-related deaths.
PEW Research reported that CDC figures show that 20,958 people were murdered with firearms in 2021.
The CDC’s state-by-state map show that 3,576 of those murders happened in California alone.
California gun controls include universal background checks, “assault weapons” ban, 10-day waiting period, red flag law, gun registration requirements , a ban on carrying on campus for self-defense, a ban on K-12 teachers being armed for classroom defense, a limit on the number of firearms a law-abiding citizen can purchase monthly and a background check requirement for ammunition purchases, among many other checks.
Yet California is also number one for “active shooter incidents”, according to FBI figures.
When California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) compares gun violence in his state to other states, especially red states, he does not mention gun homicides in California. Instead, he talks about homicide rates and claims a lower rate in California than in other states.
Focusing on the rates, Newsom fails to mention that Mississippi recorded only 962 firearm homicides, compared to 3,576 such homicides in California.
According According to California Attorney General Rob Bonta, despite the strictest gun control, “many Californians still suffer from gun violence. Someone is killed with a gun every three hours in California.”