By: Teresa Mull
Vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has some pretty scary plans for dismantling the Second Amendment.
The Western Journal reports:
At an event in Las Vegas called the “2020 Gun Safety Forum,” MSNBC host Craig Melvin asked the Democratic presidential candidate how she would get “assault weapons” off the streets.
“As you know the ’94 assault weapons ban, it didn’t apply to weapons that were purchased before 1994,” Melvin said.
“What would you do about the millions of specifically assault weapons that are already in circulation?” he asked.
“We have to have a buyback program,” Harris responded. “I support a mandatory buyback program.”
“There are five million at least, some estimate as many as 10 million,” she added. “We’re going to have to have smart public policy that’s about taking those off the streets, but doing it in the right way.”
Harris has also said she, herself is a gun owner, wants to ban AR-15s, and said during a townhall in April:
“Upon being elected I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws. And if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action. And specifically what I will do is put in place a requirement that for anyone who sells more than five guns a year, they are required to do background checks when they sell those guns. I will require that for any gun dealer that breaks the law the ATF take their license.”
Teresa Mull (email@example.com) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.