Can you smell the scent of desperation on Kamala Harris yet? You should. She has dropped 12 points in polling since the first debate. Now, in an effort to resuscitate her failing campaign, she now says wants to send police to confiscate guns from people she deems “bigots.”
While all of her compatriots running for the 2020 Democrat nomination for President espouse gun control, Kamala Harris wants to take it to a whole new level. Ignoring Americans’ First Amendment rights in addition to their Second (and Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and maybe Tenth as well), she’s handing her beer to the other candidates and telling them to watch this . . .
Sen. Kamala Harris (D–Calif.), who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, says that if elected she will push legislation that would authorize federal courts to issue gun confiscation orders against people who express opinions that may indicate an intent to commit a hate crime. These “domestic terrorism prevention orders” would “temporarily restrict a person’s access to guns if they exhibit clear evidence of dangerousness,” including “violent racist threats or anti-immigrant manifestos.”
Harris’ plan to “disarm violent hate” is pretty vague, so it’s hard to say whether it would be consistent with the First Amendment. If the bill she imagines would merely create a federal “red flag” law focused on a subset of people deemed a threat to others, that would be bad enough, since these laws generally give short shrift to due process. But her description of the problem she is trying to address suggests that constitutionally protected speech might by itself be enough to suspend someone’s Second Amendment rights.
Of course, in the past few years, it seems anyone who disagrees with a Democrat’s opinion is labelled a racist. Or, now, a white supremacist.
So is Harris’s plan really nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to disarm everyone who disagrees with her and her fellow Democrats on social issues?