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Gavin Newsom chides the NRA and talks Hillary Clinton on Chelsea Handler's new Netflix show

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom slammed the National Rifle Assn. in an interview with television host Chelsea Handler after a California group with the NRA's support suggested a new gun control initiative he backed will put transgender women at risk . Newsom appeared on Handler's new Netflix show, "Chelsea," which is available to stream at midnight Friday.

The Coalition for Civil Liberties, which was created by California gun groups to fight Newsom's ballot measure, tweeted a photo of Nicki Stallard of Fresno, asking, “If Gavin Newsom gets this passed, how will transgender women like me be able to protect ourselves?”

Newsom fired back at the group in a tweet and addressed the issue again during the interview with Handler.

"They kind of disagree with me on everything I say," Newsom said of the NRA.

He continued, "With all due respect to them."

"With no respect to them. No. There is no respect," Handler said.

"Good point. They offer none, they deserve none," Newsom replied.

The coalition was started by gun groups including the California Rifle & Pistol Assn., which is the official state association of the NRA .

The coalition had previously released an Internet ad showing a woman pulling a gun out as she is attacked by a man in a dark parking garage. The woman finds there are no bullets when she pulls the trigger.

The black-and-white video ends with the text: “Take away our rights. Take away our life.”

Newsom's measure would require background checks for ammunition and ban possession of large-capacity magazines.

Newsom also reflected on the effect Hillary Clinton's historic campaign will have on young people, and said the idea that a woman could become president will expand the minds of his two young boys.

Handler responded with the type of tongue-in-cheek joke she is known for.


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