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Lt. Gov. Newsom’s gun control initiative qualifies for November California ballot

The Los Angeles Times
By Patrick McGreevy

Just days before the Legislature is scheduled to act on a package of gun control measures, California election officials announced Thursday that an initiative by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to restrict firearms has enough signatures to qualify for the November state ballot.

The Secretary of State’s Office said a verification process using random samples estimated that at least 402,468 of the 600,000 signatures turned in were valid and from registered voters, so the initiative has officially qualified to be on the ballot.

“Enough massacres, death, tears, and hate — it’s time to take action and save lives,” Newsom said in a statement Thursday.