Governor Newsom Calls for Gun Safety After Texas Elementary School Shooting

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In the aftermath of the Texas elementary school shooting, California Governor Gavin Newsom made a call for comprehensive action on gun safety.

Fourteen schoolchildren were reportedly killed and one teacher was also reported slain in Tuesday's shooting at Robb Elementary in Ulvade, Texas. The suspect in the shooting has been confirmed deceased.

"Who the hell are we if we cannot keep our children safe," tweeted Newsom as the news broke of the death toll. "This is preventable. Our inaction is a choice."

In light of Tuesday's mass casualty event, Newsom also tweeted "We need nationwide, comprehensive, commonsense gun safety NOW."

Recently, Governor Newsom has been working to advance California's nation-leading gun safety measures with new actions that would hold the gun industry accountable.

At that time that measure was introduced, Newsom said "California will continue to lead the fight to end gun violence with bold action to tackle the national crisis putting millions of Californians at risk. It’s time to go on the offensive with new measures that empower individuals to hold irresponsible and negligent gun industry actors to account, crack down on shameful advertising that targets our kids and more. This is not about attacking law-abiding gun owners – it’s about stopping the tragic violence ravaging communities across the country.”

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