California’s Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Democratic lawmakers appear to be on a collision course over a new round of gun control measures. Newsom, claiming lawmakers are dragging their feet, is collecting thousands of signatures in pursuit of a gun initiative ballot measure in November. But lawmakers say they’re planning to address these issues via legislation, and the initiative could hurt what they’re doing. Critics also say the proposed California ballot initiative contains a wide variety of restrictive, costly and unreasonable gun and ammunition control measures. The proposed “Safety for All As of 2016” initiative has 600,000 signatures from California residents, nearly double the number required to be included on the November ballot, Newsom told the Los Angeles Times. He added that what the initiative proposals have in common is “that over the past number of years they have suffered the fate of either being watered down or rejected by the Legislature.” The signatures still must be validated. But leading lawmakers, including Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, say they are working to address these issues legislatively. In addition, the mandate is extremely difficult to change and will be the subject of a hearing at the Capitol in Sacramento Tuesday. “California's legislative leaders are busy considering crime bills, while Newsom is circumventing them,” said Michele Hanisee, president of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, in a written statement and interview with FoxNews.com. “The only way we're going to make progress against violence is through a cooperative effort of law enforcement, legislators, the private sector, and individual citizens who can take some responsibility for their own safety. Self-serving political schemes like Newsom's initiative will only set us back.” Wow so the state that literally has most cartel members in a state, and most affiliated gang groups in America is now disarming it's citizens. The state of California has a bear on it's state flag, but now they need a unicorn to replace it. For the Libtard politicians in the state of Commiefornia must believe in magic, if they think taking high capacity magazines and Assault rifles will solve your problems. In fact if they get this bill through they should almost call it "Danger For All as of 2016." They obviously haven't looked at the city of Chicago and it's massive beta test failure of gun control has worked out. Ever since the city of Chicago enacted strict gun control in the city, the city has only gotten worse not better. So get ready California the whole state is about to become a state wide Chicago. Libtards who run California act as if citizens with guns drool, and criminals with guns rule.