Sen. Kamala Harris doubled-down this week on her proposal to use executive orders to enact gun control measures should Congress “fail to act,” saying she understands how “some people” may view the action as “too bold.”
“Some will say my plan to combat gun violence is ‘too bold.’ As president, if Congress continues to bury its head in the sand, I will act. Too many people have died for us to wait any longer,” posted Harris on social media.
Some will say my plan to combat gun violence is “too bold.” As president, if Congress continues to bury its head in the sand, I will act. Too many people have died for us to wait any longer. https://t.co/KJEMAZ72az
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) April 25, 2019
Sen. Harris issued her stunning proposal during a televised town hall event Monday; saying she would give Congress 100 days to pass gun safety regulation or she would be forced to act.
KAMALA HARRIS: If Elected I Will Use ‘Executive Action’ to Enact ‘Gun Safety Laws’
Sen. Kamala Harris vowed to use “executive action” to enact “reasonable gun safety laws” should she become president Monday; saying Congress would have just 100 days to “get their act together” on universal background checks.
Sen. Kamala Harris says if she is elected President, she will give 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" https://t.co/KFdn5Viqm1 #HarrisTownHall pic.twitter.com/Ds8DxObhAY
— CNN (@CNN) April 23, 2019
“As President, how will you go about keeping our schools safe and keeping guns out of the hands of those who should not have them?” asked one audience member during a televised town hall event.
“Here’s my response to you: 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. If they fail to do it, then I will take executive action,” said Harris.
SEN. HARRIS: ‘No Reason’ to Have ‘Assault Weapons in a Civil Society’
Sen. Kamala Harris weighed-in on the national gun-control debate Monday evening; telling a town hall event in Iowa that there’s “no reason” to have “assault weapons in a civil society.”
Harris was speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper when she was asked to comment on her possible positions regarding the Second Amendment should she win the presidency in 2020.
“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.