In a picture perfect example of why the Founding Fathers added the Second Amendment to the Constitution, Democratic presidential primary candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) has threatened to infringe upon Americans’ right to bear arms unilaterally if Congress doesn’t bend to her will in the first 100 days of her imagined presidency.
Harris made the threat during a CNN town hall on Monday night. Specifically she said she would mandate background checks for anyone buying from an individual selling more than five guns in a year. Conservative commentator Katie Pavlich came down hard on Harris’ proposals on Fox News. Talia Kaplan summarized her comments here:
“As we’ve seen in the past with Democrats and a number of other Democrats on the campaign trail now, when they say ‘common sense’ or ‘reasonable gun safety laws,’ they’re actually talking about gun bans,” Pavlich said.
“It was interesting to me to watch Kamala Harris speak more harshly of Second Amendment rights than she did about the Boston bomber voting and about felons who are in prison now. She was more willing to convict gun owners in saying ‘you don’t have the courage to actually pass gun safety laws,’ when the fact is, that it’s actually pro-gun groups and regular everyday Americans who have been at the forefront of making sure that felons don’t have guns, putting safety into their communities through education in different programs, training programs for children, to make sure that they’re not around guns.”
Pavlich added: “So when she’s proposing universal background checks, what she’s really doing is saying, that if you’re a father who wants to pass down a gun to your son you can’t do that unless you go through some kind of bureaucratic process or get a license to do so from the federal government.”
“And when she talks about gun safety laws, she’s really talking about a ban on assault weapons, which, if you look at the data, according to the Clinton Justice Department, that didn’t actually have an effect on crime, and the majority of crimes in this country that are committed with guns are committed with handguns. And so when it comes to actually addressing the issue of violent crime and firearms, she’s going after the Second Amendment rights of regular, everyday Americans. She’s not actually addressing the issue.”
If someone like Harris is elected president, you’ll know why I always suggest getting your gun and your training now.
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Originally posted on Your Survival Guy.