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Gov. Brown Speaks About San Bernardino Shooting

California Governor Jerry Brown did not take up calls for tighter gun laws or mention the word “terrorism” in his first public comments since Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino.

"I don’t know what this means going forward but I think we have to be on our guard," Brown said in remarks lasting just over a minute. "We can’t take anything for granted, and I want to ensure my fellow citizens here in California that we’re going to go just as far as we have to, to make sure that public safety is protected."

The governor pledged state support to federal and local law enforcement.

"When it comes to people who engage in these kinds of vicious brutal acts, we’ll spare nothing in bringing them to justice," Brown said.

The governor traveled to San Bernardino for a briefing from law enforcement on the investigation and spoke at a press conference afterward.

That postponed a planned trip to Paris, where Brown has been scheduled to attend the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, where world leaders are discussing an international carbon emissions agreement.

The governor’s office says Brown will likely arrive in Paris on Saturday, although no final decision has been made.

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