California is the latest state to see a massive failure to address the spread of the coronavirus, and the nation’s leader in gun control was right to blame it.
The US State Department announced on Wednesday that California had reported the first coronaviruses cases to be diagnosed since the virus was introduced in January.
A total of 8,000 people have died as a result of the pandemic.
But California officials say they have seen a spike in the number of coronaviral infections since then.
Gavin Newsom, who was a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump during the election, told the Associated Press that his state had been “losing ground” to other states that have been less restrictive on gun ownership.
California has the highest per capita death rate in the US, and Newsom’s own administration has said it has been struggling to combat the spread.
California also has the worst homicide rate in America, with a rate of 1.15 per 100,000.
“California is in a crisis, the number one state in the country,” Newsom said.
“The state has lost more than 10 million people since we took office, and we have lost more Americans than any other state in America.
We’re a disaster waiting to happen.”
President Donald Trump has previously claimed that California has become “the biggest drug dealer state in this country”.