Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris — once pronounced America’s “best-looking attorney general” by the Commander in Chief when she held that office in California — has never met a gun control proposal she doesn’t support.
Sen. Kamala D. Harris, the California Democrat and presidential aspirant, lamented on Monday the lack of congressional action on gun control, saying a solution would have been possible after the 2012 massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., if only lawmakers had been placed in “a locked room, no press, no one, nobody else” and required to examine “the autopsy photographs of those babies (at Sandy Hook).”
“And then,” she said, “you vote your conscience.”
She wants to ban private gun sales and outlaw “assault weapons” once again.
“We have got to have smart gun safety laws in this country, and we’ve got to stop buying this false choice. You can be in favor of the Second Amendment and also understand that there is no reason in a civil society that we have assault weapons around communities that can kill babies and police officers,” Harris said.
Because the last time we banned scary-looking rifles was so wildly successful. And if infringing on Second Amendment rights isn’t enough, she’ll go after the First Amendment too by banning some advertising of guns.
Now Harris has admitted that she owns a firearm. And she isn’t alone among Dems running for high office.
Gun ownership among Dems? Beto O’Rourke inherited several from his great-uncle (they’re not in operating condition). Pete Buttigieg owns two antique guns that he doesn’t use. Tim Ryan won a shotgun in a raffle but hasn’t used it. Kamala Harris has a gun: https://t.co/QIQUBNYROw
— Matt Viser (@mviser) April 10, 2019
What are the chances that these candidates — many of whom seem to own ancient, inoperable firearms — only have them as political fig leaves in order to be able to say, ‘I’m a gun owner and every gun owner I know agrees that we need common sense gun safety laws in this country!”
Here’s the AP’s report . . .
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she owns a gun and called it a “false choice” that the only two gun control options are complete, unrestricted access or a desire to seize everyone’s guns.
The senator from California told reporters after a campaign event in Iowa that she is a gun owner. She says, “I own a gun for probably the reason that a lot of people do: for personal safety.”
The 2020 White House hopeful says that Americans “are being offered a false choice, which suggests you’re either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away.”
She says she supports “smart gun-safety laws,” such as universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons.