Kamala Harris Calls for Gun Ban, Reveals Weakness of the Gun Banner’s Logic

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Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- In her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has enlisted several former Hillary Clinton staffers. Harris also appears intent on using the failed 2008 and 2016 presidential candidate’s gun control playbook.

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.

Most of Harris’s overwrought rhetoric is in line with what one can expect from the majority of the 2020 Democratic field.

The data is clear, neither of the gun control proposals offered by Harris at the “townhall” would have an effect on criminal violence.

A 2004 federally-funded study of the 1994 Clinton “assault weapons” ban determined that “the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.” This was, in part, because “AWs [assault weapons] and LCMs [large capacity magazines] were used in only a minority of gun crimes prior to the 1994 federal ban.” A 2013 Department of Justice memorandum determined that “Assault weapons are not a major contributor to gun crime” and that “a complete elimination of assault weapons would not have a large impact on gun homicides.” Subsequent research conducted by the RAND Corporation found no conclusive evidence that banning “assault weapons” or “large” capacity magazines has an effect on mass shootings or violent crime.

So-called “universal” background checks are similarly ineffective. Multiple DOJ surveys of federal and state prison inmates show that background checks would not prevent criminals from accessing firearms because they often acquire them outside the normal stream of commerce. The most recent DOJ survey found that the most common source of firearms among inmates was “off the street/underground market,” described as “Illegal sources of firearms that include markets for stolen goods, middlemen for stolen goods, criminals or criminal enterprises, or individuals or groups involved in sales of illegal drugs.”

A 2013 DOJ survey of available gun research concluded that “universal” background checks could only be effective if paired with further severe gun controls and better efforts to eliminate straw purchasing. The Rand Corporation has found that “evidence of the effect of private-seller background checks on firearm homicides is inconclusive.”

With her CNN “town hall,” Harris has provided gun owners with another shining example of how there is no policy too illogical nor tactic too depraved to be deployed in the anti-gun zealot’s pursuit of gun control.


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  • 35 thoughts on “Kamala Harris Calls for Gun Ban, Reveals Weakness of the Gun Banner’s Logic

    1. Perhaps the bigger problem here is the NRA-ILA’s response to Harris. They argue that Harris’ ideas would be ineffective – implying that if they can be shown to be effective than NRA-ILA would support them. What NRA-ILA fails to do is to point out that every one of Harris’ suggestions would be unlawful. They are prohibited by the second amendment. The very fact that the government is willing to ignore the law is the best reason to resist all attempts to disarm the people.

      NRA-ILA wants to appear “reasonable.” Instead they simply concede ground. When Harris says there is no reason to allow assault rifles in our communities she should be asked if she intends to disarm the police. Of course she will say no and argue that we need them to protect us. To which the response is to quote the many times she talks about institutional racism and police abuse of people of color. She should be asked why she favors leaving the community unarmed against the police brutality she rails against. Her hypocrisy would be exposed. Her ideas refuted.

      As it is the NRA-ILA effectively acknowledged that Harris’ disregard for the constitution is legitimate and the only thing to do is to try to make her efforts more effective.

    2. I’m almost at the point where I want to say “let them do it”
      then see them try to enforce it.
      grab a sleeping dragon’s tail, and yank really hard…it’ll be kinda like that…

    3. Let’s review history. Our Forefathers stated that a person to be able to run for President MUST be a NATURAL BORN Citizen. This means a Man who was BORN as an American and a Woman who was born as an American. ‘k.harris’ was born by IMMIGRANTS. This makes her UNABLE to be, let alone run for, President of America. Strike her from the list of DemocRATs!

      1. Well that didn’t stop now (Thank God) Ex-President Obama. The ‘natural born’ has been redefined to simply mean anyone who does not need to be naturalized. She was born in California and both her parents were in the country legally.

    4. Countries south of the border should do a better job so its citizens want to stay at home. Mz Harrisz should take her expertise south of the border.
      RKBA STRIKES AGAIN!!!
      p.s. we already have gubermunt run health care…its called Medicade.
      p.s. number two……daughter of che? grandbaby of fidel?

    5. Kamala Hillary Obama has NOTHING new to add to the Dem platform. She insists that only needed firearms should exist. Need has never been placed as a reason for ANY of the bill of rights amendments. Having a WANT for so called “assault ” weapons is enough in a Civilised society. Just as having a swimming pool or an SUV. When need becomes the basis of rights, even she has NO NEED to be president.

      1. You took the words right out if my mouth.like last nite at the sotu ,demoncrat sluts just needed a white cone hat,too bad they have to follow nancys lead too

    6. Proposed bans ignore the obvious, “they don’t go back in time.” How many mass shootings have been stopped by banning a “phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range?” Zero, as the weapon only exists in the movies. But being denied the use of this weapon, the mass killers simply planned around that and used others. Eliminate those and they’d use others. The Texas school shooter used a revolver and a pump action shotgun. That’s 1880″s weaponry.

      The inevitable theoretical outcome is a mass killer using a garden sprayer with gasoline and a bic lighter, etc., after all 350 million or so firearms are gone.

      Since there’s no way to get rid of all those weapons without killing 10’s of millions of Americans, perhaps they may want to rethink that path.

    7. KH – “there is no reason in a civil society that we have assault weapons around communities.”
      As long as there are anti 2nd amendment democomunists, abortion pushing socilaists, gun banners, leftists, immoral scum being elected into office, we have no hope but to defend ourselves with the very tools the Constitution Guaranties us all.
      As for KH…… I see her a s a “Clear and Present Danger”.

      1. As long as there are anti 2nd amendment democomunists, abortion pushing socilaists, gun banners, leftists, immoral scum being elected into office,
        This is not a civil society as I see it. Hence the need for our Constitutional guarantee of the second amendment

    8. She’s done F-ing Willie, now she wants to F the whole country. Quite a skank they elected in Kommiefornia. And she’s not even eligible to be president, just like Obama, hates cops too, just like Obama.

    9. I will NOT be giving up mine,IF they want people to give up their guns how about they give up theirs first.
      More laws will NOT stop the bad guy from having a gun unless EVERY one is gone and I do not see that
      happening……NO WAY!

    10. I wonder if Willie Brown is still using his gun on her but it got her to where she is.
      Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is taking credit for helping Kamala Harris’ career after the California senator declared she was running for president.. Harris and Brown dated for just seven months, but their relationship has followed her career for decades.

    11. Do you want a liberal California lawyer telling us what we can and cannot own and trampling on our rights.
      She probably has never read the constitution or the bill of rights.

      1. That worthless, waste-of-human-skin beast can certainly TRY “to tell us what we can and cannot own.” The only thing that will gain her is… getting shot. There are over 60 million conservative, patriotic gun owners in this country, and over 17 million of them are military veterans under the age of 70. NONE of those true patriots (especially the veterans who swore an oath to protect this country from slimeball domestic enemies like this female phuque-up) are opposed to clearly demonstrating the Founders’ position that the “Tree of Liberty must, from time to time, be refreshed with the blood of tyrants.” If the liberals keep pushing… it is our Constitutional duty to demonstrate that fact.

        (I vaguely remember the Founders including something about the blood of “patriots and tyrants,” but as a patriot I’m more in favor of the tyrants’ blood idea…)

    12. Another self appointed elitist/authoritarian/hoplophobic/socialist/communist piece of trash. Do What I Say, Not What I Do.
      And the Farmer took another load away…
      Their agendas are their realities, the sad part is she is already protected by the SS since she put her hat into the ring, just another slap in the face of the legal American taxpaying public.

    13. Notice the plan – attack law abiding firearm owners who refuse to commit crimes with another draconian “Assault Rifle Ban” (even though there is no such critter), and through the back door push RFL enactment through out the States, and upon passage, as some States have, those firearm owners who respond and challenge this unamerican agenda via social media sites such as here, your words will be used against you as a basis for seizing your property during early morning raids, thus chilling both 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment Rights.

    14. All the bitching and moaning won’t do shit. The left is waaaay more organized than we are so they will get it done. I am about full of all the gun ban talk, it might be time to step out from the background and really let our voices be heard.

    15. I am willing to bet that some of her distant ancestors whished that they had had guns when the cone heads came knocking. She is one of the educated elite who want the rest of us to grovel before them. Power, self enrichment and entitlement is what they are about. Freedom is not part of the agenda.

      1. Kamaltoe Hairless is not “african-american”. Her father emigrated from Jamaica, and her mother from India. None of her family has ever had the pleasure of receiving a nighttime visit from a Democrat wearing a sheet and a pointy hat.

    16. She’s one ugly beeotch. Marv, no armed protection at all please. Just an open top convertible! …m, there are good guys with guns in Ore gone, just not in the majority. We are all efft indeed:(..Hank, l’ll vote for that ban!

    17. Well,, I guess if she’s running for President,
      she won’t need Secret service to protect her
      with anything other than Hand Guns !!!
      No roof top over watch needed !
      Just more Garbage spewing from the Communist Party !!
      She and the rest of the wayward bunch need not apply !!

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