Ducey criticizes Brown's comments on Arizona gun laws

Dec 6, 2015 11:44 AM by News Staff

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is criticizing comments made by California Gov. Jerry Brown about other states' gun laws after the deadly shooting in San Bernardino.

The Los Angeles Times reports Brown said Nevada and Arizona's looser gun laws are "a gigantic backdoor through which any terrorist can walk."

The Democratic governor was responding to some California lawmakers' call for tightening the state's already strict gun laws. Brown has been skeptical about that in the past, but said he would take a look.

Ducey on Saturday evening issued a statement saying Brown was politicizing the tragedy.

The Republican said, "All of Arizona mourns for the victims in California. Not only will we be ignoring Gov. Brown's advice, but I call on him to retract his incredibly thoughtless and ill-advised comments."

The San Bernardino attackers purchased at least some of their weapons legally in California.

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