California Gov. Gavin Newsom went after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for “conveniently” not bringing up Texas’ gun death rate in his attempt to scold California over gun control laws on Sunday.

Abbott, who appeared on Fox News in the wake of this weekend’s deadly shooting at a Dallas-area outlet mall, argued that gun violence impacts states with both eased and stricter gun laws before taking a swipe at California.

“I think that the state in which the largest number of victims occurred this year is in California, where they have very tough gun laws,” Abbott said

NewsomIn response to the interview, Abbott criticized “conveniently” leaving out that Texas’ gun death rate is 73% higher than California.

″[He] accidentally points to exactly why we need federal gun safety laws,” Newsom added.

Californians have a lot to offer. “A” Scores highest in all 50 States for strength of gun laws on the annual gun law scorecard according to Giffords Law Center.

According to the Center for Gun Policy, there are 9 gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents in the state. most recent data on gun death rates from the CDC.

Texas has received an amount that is comparable to the rest of the country. “F” It received a grade of D on the scorecard, and was ranked as 27th among 50 states for its gun-death rate of 15,6 deaths per 100,000.

Saturday’s mass shooting in Allen, Texas joined a list of over 200 mass shootings in America this year, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive.

According to the website, there have been 14 780 deaths in America this year as a result of gun violence.

Newsom, in a tweet on SaturdayThe question was asked if there were any injuries. “freedom” As he called for Congress to act.

“To be shot at a mall? Shot at school? Shot at church? Shot at the movies? We have become a nation that is more focused on the right to kill than the right to live,” he wrote in a tweet.

“This is not what the American people want. Do your damn job, Congress.”