Kamala Harris Holds Gun Control Forum Without Firearms Experts

Kamala Harris
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has been talking gun control since beginning her campaign. She is shown here during a town hall event hosted by CNN.

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Suppose you appeared at a “roundtable discussion” on guns, but nobody from the firearms community was apparently invited.

That’s what presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) did in Seattle. According to a report in the University of Washington DAILY, she sat with anti-gun Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, March for Our Lives representative Thomas Köhnlein, Democrat State Rep. Kristine Reeves, Robin Little Wing Sigo of the Suquamish Tribe and David Z. Bean from the Puyallup Tribe.

Notably absent was anyone from the National Rifle Association, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, any firearms retailers, range operators or certified firearms instructors.

Harris, on a campaign/fund raising visit to what many conservatives have called the “Seattle ATM” machine for liberal Democrats, reiterated her vow to take executive action on guns if elected president. She would give Congress 100 days to come up with a “reasonable” gun control plan and if that didn’t happen, she would ban the importation of so-called “assault weapons.”

But is that disingenuous? Several companies based in the United States manufacture the kinds of semi-auto modern sporting rifles Harris is talking about, namely guns built on the AR platform.
Harris told the audience that Congressional leaders have “failed to have the courage to say, hey fine if you want to go hunting, but we need reasonable gun safety laws in this country including universal background checks and a renewal of the assault weapons ban.”

Leaders in the Second Amendment community who were at the recent Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix would remind Harris that the right to keep and bear arms isn’t about hunting.

Later, Harris talked about background checks, explaining that they are necessary to prevent dangerous people from buying firearms. Without anyone from the firearms community present to explain that criminals don’t get their guns legally in the first place, that side of the discussion was not heard.

The conversation got around to blaming the “current occupant of the White House” for fanning the fuel of hate crimes, with Harris reminding the audience that she is running to become the next occupant.

As the “roundtable,” which seemed to be about half-round in makeup, was coming to an end, Harris tried to paraphrase the late Coretta Scott King by observing, “The fight for civil rights must be fought and won with each generation.”

Apparently that only applies to certain rights, the least of which in Harris’ mind appears to be the right to keep and bear arms, enumerated in the U.S. Constitution and in most state constitutions.

And there was something else worthy of note. It was how local news agencies reported the event. While KCPQ, the local Fox News affiliate, and KING, the local NBC affiliate, both identified the event as a ‘gun control” forum, KOMO, the local ABC affiliate, reported Harris “was in Seattle participating in the ‘Seattle Gun Safety Roundtable’ on Friday. Harris has made gun safety a core component of her campaign.”

Coincidentally, just days after using this roundtable to call for a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2018 was released. In Washington State, where there has been a push to restrict ownership of semi-auto rifles and passage of an initiative that invented a definition of a “semiautomatic assault rifle,” the FBI reports that only two of the state’s reported 232 homicides was knowingly committed with a rifle of any kind. Five more involved shotguns. Seventy-six of the state’s 138 gun-related slayings were known to have been committed with handguns, while 55 were committed with unknown or unidentified firearms.


About Dave Workman

Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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Get Out

IMOA, SCOTUS should get off of their useless backsides and send these anti-gun buffoons the notice that their gun control proposals violate the U.S. Constitution, BoR and could not be enforceable at any level. SCOTUS needs to be proactive and step up and do their jobs.

Whormd

The scary part is that such people actually have supporters and an audience.

james

She is nothing but a cheap WHORE who slept her way into office.
And she was not forced bused, CA stopped forced busing before she was in school.

freewill

So who has the guns in your home State of California Harris?, its certainly not very many law abiding citizens, GOA has video of the Koreans saving their community with semi-auto’s during the Rodney King riots!, everybody else was burned and looted!

musicman44mag

It seems that we are quickly forgetting what the left “sleepy Joe” said when giving a rally. “We reject the facts and accept the truth”. What he forgot to mention is that it is the lefts truth, not the real truth and only the truth so help me ?

Will Flatt

Kamel-a Harris didn’t want experts there because that would risk allowing FACTS to be presented, and their gun control argument collapses instantly in the face of facts!! No surprise here!!

tomcat

Heals up Harris is way beyond her abilities. Maybe she should have been around when slick willie was in his hay day and the Oval office could be her playground. I certainly hope that is the only way she will ever step inside the WH.

DCW

Can’t have people there that can prove her total lack of knowledge on the subject. No way to push the lies.

Get Out

IMOA, For Harris to hold an gun control forum and not invite firearms experts is her way of telling gun owners they’re not interested in our opinions. She held an anti-gun discussion where there wouldn’t be any opposition to their (her) ideas or way of thinking. Hope she’ll be able to handle rejection well when gun owners won’t comply to her gun control schemes.

Will Flatt

It isn’t our opinions she fears, it’s FACTS that she fears!!

MB

Horizontal Harris will never be able to screw enough voters to get elected.

Will Flatt

If she gets elected, she WILL screw ALL the voters!!

MSG L

Harris tells people that she “owns a gun” as though that would be a qualifier for her “expertise”.

Will Flatt

It’s the qualifier for her hypocrisy, to be sure!

Knute

Only an idiot would buy a set of golf clubs and then hit the links against Arnold Palmer, thinking they have a chance to win because they own the same clubs as him. But for some reason, guns are different. At least in an idiots mind, they are.
They wouldn’t buy a formula one car and think they can beat Mika Hakkonnen. They wouldn’t buy a racquet and go up against Serena Williams. But they will with guns. I think it’s because they’re convinced that guns are magical. Thus, I call them idiots.

joefoam

Can you say ‘echo chamber’. Nothing positive will come from any debate without the presence of an opposing view.

MS-Steve

Das because KamelToe is her own firearms expert, just ask her.
Dis chicken-hed knows what’s best for you…… KnoWhaa I’mSaaying’?

JPM

There are no firearms experts within the Democratic Party. Experts in firearms, or even people with any knowledge or experience with firearms are not consulted nor are they welcome as facts and truth are not wanted, welcomed or needed by the Democrats.

Green Mtn. Boy

Correct as It is antithetical to the religion of Leftardism.

Wild Bill

, Damn few in the Repub party, too!

Gerry

Kamala is against our freedoms, as is Biden and some of the others. They not only want to eliminate the 2d Amendment but also the 1st. It is no exaggeration to say that the President’s opposition in 2020 is likely to be a person who is dangerous to the country. Truly scary times ahead.

Whit

It’s just about control, they don’t care about the deaths or they would do something about Chicago or St Louis or Baltimore.

Rock

She’s already starting to get that Maxine Waters neck !!!! Soon she too will look like a cross between a large mouthed bass and a channel cat.

Rock

Very typical for her and the other Dems… They’ve all been talking without a brain being present and it shows !

nrringlee

This should come as no surprise. Specific professional knowledge and verifiable facts are not necessary and are very often an impediment to ideologically based, emotion driven solutions. Their definition of “common sense” looks more like neurological reaction to stimuli. “Popularly supported” means advocated by clown posses. You don’t need to cloud the issues with all of that reason and logic. Remember , this kind of thinking is coming from a culture, Jonestown north, aka San Francisco where a few years ago, in the middle of a drought over 40% of the voters voted to eliminate their only water supply. This… Read more »

Sir_Kickington

They can’t spread lies to educated individuals…People literally have the knowledge of the world at their fingertips, yet they’d rather post on Facebook and instagram false/incomplete facts about firearms without even attempting to find truth. Everything these people are spewing out of theirs mouths runs together like feral pigs trying to destroy everything in sight.

Deplorable Bill

Of course, why have someone there how actually knows the truth! They can’t afford for the truth to be heard at one of their campaign rally’s. Only through lies, deceit and promises of money or power can the left connive anyone who actually has a pulse and a working, thinking brain to vote for them. They are all dirty. They cannot deploy socialism while America is armed. Just one of many, many reasons to arm up and carry on.

wolfzatDawn

Another Ca socialist. Best they clean up their on act before telling the rest of us how to do it. Last GREAT Ca Citizen was Ron Reagan.