Gavin Newsom, who has made no secret of his intention to run for governor in 2018, is now claiming leadership – or ownership – of another issue: tightening up California’s gun control laws, already the nation’s most stringent.
Gavin Newsom, who has made no secret of his intention to run for governor in 2018, is now claiming leadership – or ownership – of another issue: tightening up California’s gun control laws, already the nation’s most stringent. Manny Crisostomo mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
Gavin Newsom, who has made no secret of his intention to run for governor in 2018, is now claiming leadership – or ownership – of another issue: tightening up California’s gun control laws, already the nation’s most stringent. Manny Crisostomo mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
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Dan Walters: Gun control effort shows Newsom’s derivative symbolism

November 01, 2015 03:00 PM

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