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.