California's Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom is no stranger to controversy. He famously gave out gay marriage licenses during his time as Mayor of San Francisco, even as it flouted state law. His time as Mayor was met with serious economic troubles and increasing numbers of middle class residents leaving the city.
However, Newsom used that position to become California's Lt. Governor under Jerry Brown.
Now after links to disgraced State Senator Leland Yee-- who was found involved in a gun running organization, and recently convicted Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, Newsom is under increased public scrutiny.
For many California residents, the final straw is the "Safety for All Act" initiative Newsom is pushing to be on the ballot. This effort will severely restrain California gun rights even further-- despite the fact that the state is already the strictest in the country.
Due to this an effort to recall the Lt. Governor has been launched, including the new RecallNewsom website. The site cites links to criminal activity in and around San Francisco as well as the anti-gun measures as two of the principle reasons for the push. There is even a picture of Newsom posing with Chow-- who was convicted this week.