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California: Coalition for Civil Liberties Announces Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys Opposition to Newsom Ballot Initiative

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016

Today, March 17, 2016, the Coalition for Civil Liberties announced that the Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADAA) officially delivered a letter to Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom OPPOSING his gun control ballot initiative misnamed the "Safety for All Act of 2016." The Coalition for Civil Liberties Official announcement is below. We commend the ADAA for taking this position.

Today, the Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADAA) delivered a letter to Newsom's campaign office announcing its opposition to Gavin Newsom's ill-conceived ballot initiative.

ADAA President Michele Hanisee writes: "[Newsom's initiative] would do nothing to stop criminals from getting ammunition or larger-capacity magazines. The actual result is that it further incentivizes the criminals to commit residential burglaries and armed robberies of gun stores." You can read the full letter on our website and read the story in the Los Angeles Times.

Earlier this week, the California State Sheriffs' Association sent Newsom a similar message, which was reported by The Sacramento Bee. The Sheriffs and Prosecutors working to keep criminals off California's streets are in agreement: Gavin Newsom's self-serving ballot initiative must be stopped.

The scope of the opposition to Newsom's initiative is growing, but he's already raised more than $1 million and has a significant advantage with an office in the Sacramento Capitol building. We need to tell Newsom that he cannot use ISIS-inspired attacks to deceive Californians into giving up our civil liberties. We need to preserve our right to protect our families and ourselves as we choose. You can help by:

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