CA Gov. says AZ gun laws offer 'giant back door' for terrorists; Ducey responds

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California Gov. Jerry Brown was talking gun laws Saturday, following the massacre in California last week.

Arriving in France for climate talks just days after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Brown says “wide open” gun laws in Nevada and Arizona are a “gigantic back door through which any terrorist can walk.”

Authorities have said that the guns used in the San Bernardino attack were purchased legally in California before being modified, according to the Sacramento Bee. The mass shooting at a social services center left 14 people dead. 

[READ: FBI investigates CA shooting as act of terrorism; photo of female shooter released]

"California has the toughest gun control laws of any state," he said. "And Nevada and Arizona are wide open. So that's a gigantic back door through which any terrorist can walk."

Saturday evening, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a response to Brown's statement.

Ducey's response reads: "All of Arizona mourns for the victims in California. To politicize a tragedy of this magnitude and use it as an opportunity to attack our state is out of bounds. Not only will we be ignoring Gov. Brown's advice, but I call on him to retract his incredibly thoughtless and ill-advised comments.”

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