U.S. Governor Proposes 28th Constitutional Amendment to Curb Domestic Gun Violence

Joel Eisenberg

The measure has been a trending topic day-long on social media.

California Governor Gavin NewsomPhoto byWikimedia Commons

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This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets: USA Today, Twitter.com, and CA.gov.


I write extensively about U.S. politics for NewsBreak. In that spirit, California Governor Gavin Newsom today proposed adding a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would attempt to curb domestic gun violence.

As would be expected, the news received polarizing response throughout the country from fellow politicians and the general public, the latter group that has largely caused the topic to trend throughout the day on Twitter and other social media platforms.

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U.S. Politics, 2023

According to a June 8th report from USA Today, entitled “California Gov. Gavin Newsom Proposes 28th Amendment to the Constitution to Combat Gun Violence,” the state leader who has long been in favor of strengthened gun control measures proposed the amendment earlier today.

As excerpted from the report: California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed Thursday adding a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which he said will address the country's gun violence crisis. The amendment would raise the minimum age to purchase a gun from 18 to 21, mandate universal background checks, institute a reasonable waiting period for all gun purchases and bar civilians from purchasing assault weapons, according to a statement from the governor's office.

Per said official statement, delivered on video: This will guarantee states as well the ability to enact common sense gun safety laws, while leaving the Second Amendment intact, and respecting America's gun owning tradition. The 28th Amendment locks in the common sense constitutional protections that Democrats, Republicans, Independents and gun owners overwhelmingly support and ensures NRA-owned politicians can never strip those protections away."


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