You Say You Want To Stop “Gun Violence”

If that is the case, I have a challenge for you.



Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom,

You have been making the rounds on a few left leaning talk shows (Rachel Maddow and Morning Joe – oddly enough, both MSNBC programs), and giving press conferences to the lapdog media, some staged at the scenes of previous mass murders, in order to push your new gun control proposals.  You say your goal is to reduce “gun violence” and that we need to do it because “more preschoolers getting shot every single year than police officers in the line of duty.”

For now, I’ll ignore the fact that you are making up bogus statistics to gin up the emotions of uneducated voters in order to get them to support your proposal, I’ll ignore that you are staging your press conferences at locations chosen specifically for the purpose of drawing on peoples’ emotions related to historical events that occurred there, and I’ll ignore that you are trying to use the memory of my fallen brothers and sisters in law enforcement, killed in the line of duty, to push your proposal.

What I would like to address is what benefit you think your proposal will actually accomplish.

As a nearly 20 year career cop, who has worked in some of the roughest neighborhoods in my county, who has gone to countless shootings, I can tell you that my personal experience tells me your proposal will do absolutely nothing to reduce “gun violence.”

I have pointed out the folly of your proposals numerous times on your Facebook page, but it appears you only reply to people who support your efforts, and have no interest in discussing the topic with those of us who differ, even though we may have some subject matter expertise.

With that in mind, I challenge you to sit down and have a public debate on the topic (whether it be face to face, online, on a radio show, a podcast, whatever – you choose the venue) and specifically your proposals.  At the same time, I would be happy to offer some suggestions that have a far higher probability to reduce the “gun violence” you claim to be addressing.

Deputy Matt

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Deputy Sheriff at California
Matt is a full time Deputy Sheriff that has been on the job since 1996. During his time as a LEO he's attended countless training classes and is a court recognized firearms expert. Matt brings a unique perspective to discussion regarding the second amendment given his LEO experience and life time appreciation of firearms and our 2nd Amendment rights.
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  • John Crawford

    Terrific! He won’t repond, of course. He’s a Leftist, and cannot. Else, he will be revealed either for a fatuous fool, which I don’t believe, or for an anti-constitutionalist out to leverage control over the people, which I DO believe.
    Semper fi

  • williamdiamon

    While safety is the issue, it’s not public safety on Newsom’s mind. It’s his own.

    The United Nations is not made up of people from around the world. It consists of governments from around the world, the enterprises meant to control the people of the world. Gun-control is an evil and draconian way to control these people as it reduces the common man to the status of herd animals. This is why governments propagate it. Gun-control does not make you safer (unless you are a criminal), it makes governments
    safer. Consider the proposed “assault weapons ban”.

    America in perspective:
    Total murders- 12,664
    Handguns- 6,220
    Hands and feet-728
    Hammers + clubs-496
    All rifles- 323 (that includes your “assault” + .50 rifles)
    Source: FBI 2011

    Why would anyone suggest banning the semi-auto rifle when more people ( twice as many ) have been murdered with “hands and feet” then ALL types of rifles? Because it is an effective battle weapon and the one a modern day Minute Man would carry. The “torch and pitchfork” of our times.
    This is what concerns Newsom, not your safety.

    • aloosemoose

      Thanks! Hope you slammed this on the schmucks FB page too… Sad thing is, California is dingy enough to re-elect Governor “Moonbeam” (ARGH!) so God only knows what they’ll do with this steaming pile of bs…

  • Laurie Lynn

    You didn’t challenge him to give up his own personal armed detail.

  • Gregg Barnes

    It will never happen.He doesn’t want opposing opinions to cloud people’s thinking.

  • ForTheRepublic

    This idiot had his mayoral limo transported to Montana along with his entire armed SFPD security detail for his pompous and narcissistic royal wedding. What an asshat.