California’s Kamala Harris is the current leader in the race to see which presidential candidate is willing to articulate the most radically anti-Second Amendment stance. But fellow left coaster Eric Swalwell is coming up fast on the outside.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is the latest Democrat to demonstrate just how much the politics of gun control are shifting.
Harris, a leading 2020 presidential candidate, promised during a CNN town hall event on Monday evening that, if elected, she would take executive action to strengthen background checks and revoke the licenses of gun dealers who break the law.
The California senator said she would give Congress 100 days to tighten gun laws before stepping in.
“Supposed leaders in Washington, D.C. … have failed to have the courage to recognize” the imperative to change the law, she said.
Harris’s approach is the latest piece of evidence showing how Democrats have become more assertive on gun control.
– Niall Stanage in Harris move shows shift in politics of gun control
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she wants to ban “assault weapons,” which means all semi-automatic firearms
Harris says she “will give” Congress 100 days to pass radical gun control laws or else she will use executive action to ram through her agenda pic.twitter.com/Ly8dpQisld
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 23, 2019