Kamala Harris is the junior Senator from California. Ms. Harris is a former best-looking SF DA and CA AG, touted as the Dems’ great [not white] hope for the 2020 presidential election. A curious idea, given that most Americans support gun rights and Ms. Harris is an unwavering agitator for civilian disarmament.
Harris has been a vocal proponent for gun control her entire career. While serving as District Attorney in Alameda County, Harris recruited other District Attorneys and filed an amicus brief in District of Columbia v. Heller, arguing that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual’s right to own firearms.
Harris also supported San Francisco’s proposition H, which would have prohibited most firearms within city limits.
I’m not sure why Ms. Harris chose this moment to call for a new “assault weapons ban.” Normally, anti-gun rights pols wait for a criminal, crazy or terrorist to commit mass murder with an “assault rifle” before demonizing America’s most popular rifle.
My guess: it’s some sort of quid pro quo with an anti-gun group. In any case, if Ms. Harris does make a run for the presidency, expect her to “soften” her position on gun control. Just as you can expect The People of the Gun not to forgive or forget her antipathy toward Americans’ firearms freedom.