Kamala Harris wants to make it difficult for Americans to own guns, but she has no problem owning one herself.
While speaking to reporters, the Democrat presidential candidate who wants to pick and choose who should be able to own a gun and what type, admitted she has one for “personal safety.”
“I am a gun owner,” she told the media in Iowa. “And I own a gun for probably the reason that a lot of people do: personal safety,” she said.
“In terms of gun policy, though, for too long, and still today, we are being offered a false choice which is either you’re in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away,” Harris said.
KPIX reports Harris supports reinstating the “assault weapons ban.”
The NRA Institute for Legislative Action notes:
At a January 28 CNN “town hall,” the presidential candidate delved into a full-throated attack on gun owners. When asked about violence perpetrated with firearms, Harris proclaimed that “there is no reason in a civil society that we have assault weapons around communities.” Harris is currently a cosponsor of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) so-called “assault weapons” ban legislation, which would ban scores of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms including the AR-15 and all firearms magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Harris went on to share her support for the criminalization of the private transfer of firearms.
The intent of the Second Amendment was, of course, not for “personal safety,” but to provide citizens the ability to protect themselves from a tyrannical government and the likes of Harris want to empower.