Kamala Harris Choice Creates Most Anti-Gun Presidential Ticket in History

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have lengthy histories of hating guns and the Second Amendment. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Between presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s calls for firearm confiscation and the draft Democratic Party Platform, the 2020 Democratic ticket was already shaping up to be the most anti-Second Amendment in history. With Biden’s, or his team of able-minded handlers’, choice of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for the vice-presidential slot, the Biden campaign, and the Democratic Party have cemented this ignominious distinction.

Biden’s advanced age and visible decline make this vice presidential decision even more concerning. A Harris presidency would be an existential threat to the Second Amendment and gun owners.

Harris Does Not Believe the Second Amendment Protects an Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms

As District Attorney of San Francisco, Harris signed on to an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller that argued the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right to keep and bear arms. The Heller case concerned a complete prohibition on the civilian ownership of handguns within the District of Columbia.

Advocating against the individual right to keep and bear arms, the brief argued,

courts have consistently sustained criminal firearms laws against Second Amendment challenges by holding that, inter alia, (i) the Second Amendment provides only a militia-related right to bear arms, (ii) the Second Amendment does not apply to legislation passed by state or local governments, 

According to the document, the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right, but rather, the lower court in Heller“create[d]” this right. The brief stated,

The lower court’s decision, however, creates a broad private right to possess any firearm that is a “lineal descendant” of a founding-era weapon and that is in “common use” with a “military application” today. 

Anticipating the U.S. Supreme Court’s move in the next landmark Second Amendment case (McDonald v. Chicago), Harris’s brief reiterated that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms should not be incorporated to the states. Had this thinking been adopted, state and local governments would be empowered to curtail or even extinguish gun rights without restraint. State and local governments would have been able to bar their residents from owning any firearms whatsoever.

Harris’s extreme views on the U.S. Constitution were again born out in her votes against President Donald Trump’s pro-Second Amendment nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court. On September 4, 2018, Harris delivered a speech to the Senate where she cited Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s fidelity to the correct interpretation of the Second Amendment as a reason for her opposition to his confirmation.

With this track record, gun owners could expect a president Harris to nominate U.S. Supreme Court justices and lower court judges that share her discredited view of the Second Amendment.

Harris Intends to Ban and Confiscate Commonly-Owned Firearms

Harris has repeatedly supported a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms.

Harris is a co-sponsor of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 (S.66). During the previous Congress, Biden’s VP pick supported Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban of 2017 (S.2095) Sold as a reinstatement of the failed 1994 Clinton semi-auto ban, S.66 is, in fact, a far more sweeping attack on Second Amendment rights.

The bill would ban the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, and possession of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms like America’s most popular rifle, the AR-15. The 1994 ban prohibited firearms capable of accepting a detachable magazine that were equipped with two items from a list of enumerated features –such as a collapsible stock, pistol grip, or threaded barrel. S.66 would prohibit firearms capable of accepting a detachable magazine that have only one of the offending features. Moreover, the list of features has been expanded to target a wider array of firearms.

The bill would also ban the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, and possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. This measure would prohibit the standard magazines of the most popular handguns in the country.

However, Harris has made clear that Feinstein’s broad attack on the Second Amendment does not go far enough for her liking. S.66 would grandfather firearms and magazines currently possessed by American gun owners. Harris wants gun confiscation.

At a campaign event in Londonderry, N.H. in early September, then-presidential candidate Harris told reporters that confiscation of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms was “a good idea.” Elaborating on her support for a compulsory “buyback” program, the senator added, “We have to work out the details — there are a lot of details — but I do…We have to take those guns off the streets.”

On the September 16 edition of the “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, ”Harris reiterated her support for gun confiscation. During a question and answer session, an audience member asked Harris “Do you believe in the mandatory buyback of quote-unquote assault weapons and whether or not you do, how does that idea not go against fundamentally the Second Amendment?”

The candidate responded, “I do believe that we need to do buybacks.” Making clear that she believes America's Second Amendment is for sale, the senator added “A buyback program is a good idea. Now we need to do it the right way. And part of that has to be, you know, buyback and give people their value, the financial value.”

Further demonstrating Harris’s commitment to gun confiscation, the candidate called for a “mandatory buyback program” during an October 3 MSNBC gun control forum and again during a November interview with NBC Nightly News.

Harris Would Abuse Executive Power to Illegally Attack Gun Rights

In their eagerness to burden gun owners, the Barack Obama administration stretched existing federal law to its limits. In late 2015, White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Shultz told reporters that Obama “has asked his team to scrub existing legal authorities to see if there's any additional action we can take administratively,” adding, “The president has made clear he's not satisfied with where we are, and expects that work to be completed soon.”Put another way, the Obama administration exhausted the legislative branch’s authority to unilaterally control guns.

Harris has proposed to use executive power to enact gun control in a manner that even the Obama administration understood was illegal.

According to Harris’s 2020 campaign website,

If Congress fails to send comprehensive gun safety legislation to Harris’ desk within her first 100 days as president – including universal background checks, an assault weapons ban, and the repeal of the NRA’s corporate gun manufacturer and dealer immunity bill – she will take executive action to keep our kids and communities safe 

In other words, if Congress refuses to legislate in the manner she demands, Harris would break the law to legislate by decree.

Among her proposed executive actions would be a cap on the number of firearms an individual could privately transact in a year.

Present statute, 18 U.S.C. §922 requires that an individual “engaged in the business” of selling firearms register as a Federal Firearms Licensee and perform a background check prior to transferring a firearm to an unlicensed individual. “Engaged in the business” is further defined in 18 U.S.C. §921 to mean, 

a person who devotes time, attention, and labor to dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the repetitive purchase and resale of firearms, but such term shall not include a person who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or for a hobby, or who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms;

This language was explicitly adopted to avoid a numerical cap on the number of firearms an individual could privately transfer, instead of focusing on whether the person was engaged in the activity “with the principal objective of livelihood and profit.”Harris’s proposed executive action would violate the clear language of 18 U.S.C. §921.

The Obama administration explored this avenue of gun control and determined it was outside their authority. Rejecting a hard cap as untenable, the Obama administration opted to release a guidance document elaborating upon the circumstances under which a person must obtain a Federal Firearms License.

Harris has also made clear that she intends to abuse ATF’s firearm manufacturer and dealer licensing function to circumvent the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act and attack the gun industry. Other proposed executive actions include an illegal expansion of the prohibited persons categories and further restrictions on the importation of firearms.

With her rejection of the Second Amendment, advocacy for gun confiscation, and intent to ignore existing firearms law, Harris is a singular and despotic danger to gun owners. Devoid of any respect for the U.S. Constitution, the legislative process, and the rule of law, Harris has proven herself unfit for office.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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uncle dudley
uncle dudley
1 month ago

Shouldn’t Harris resign from the senate in order to run as VP?

MarkE
MarkE
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

No, if your question is one of legality – McCain didn’t resign from the Senate when he ran for President. Your question may be a good one if you are talking about doing your day job before you spend all of your time concentrating on your night job.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Her name is “Commielaw” Harris. With that, we’d at least pronounce it correctly while we campaign against her. First things first. What about that other issue regarding her eligibility? Doesn’t that need to be addressed in more detail? The last sentence of the 12th Amendment says, “…no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President…” Her father remains a Jamaican national and her mother was from India. Neither was a naturalized U.S. citizen at the time of her birth. The Supreme Court cannot be allowed to dodge this one. And if they rule… Read more »

MarkE
MarkE
1 month ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

“Naturalized” is not the issue. There is a legal difference between “naturalized” and “natural born” – which is the issue. A “natural-born” citizen only needs to be born in the US (and thus did not need to go through the naturalization process at some stage latter in life) – regardless of parental citizenship. “Anchor babies” are an example of this, and this is an offshoot of the 14th amendment (aka “birthright citizenship”).

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago

That ridiculous witch (or, one of those “…itch” words, anyway) can “intend” to do a whole lot of things. But gutting the 2nd Amendment is NOT one of the things she can accomplish. Just her attempt to actually confiscate guns will – not “might” or “may” or “could possibly” – but f*cking WILL start civil war. The results will absolutely NOT please that waste-of-human-skin.

Do I need to be any more explicit, in order to be clearly understood?

Al
Al
1 month ago

A “Well Regulated” American Militia is the entire population free to possess arms in order to secure the liberty of the place in which they live, in their own homes, in their communities across each State and ultimately encompassing the entire nation.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago
Reply to  Al

Well said, sir. Thank you.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
1 month ago

Now that we have seen the face of the enemy we must make sure they don’t get elected to the White House or our freedoms will be taken by them and their anti-gun friends.
Vote to re-elect Trump.

ForsakenConstitution
ForsakenConstitution
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Your freedoms will only be taken away if you drop to your knees in surrender! In this case, death would be freedom! Die on your feet while fighting!!!

The other Jim
The other Jim
1 month ago

Wow, getting real difficult to read these articles this past month. Continuous Pop-ups right in the literature from Palmetto State Armory, Brownells, Daniel Defense,…Even after it is “X” out the pop-up comes right back to cover the article being read again. Its like reading a book, and a fly keeps harassing you by buzzing around your face, landing on your hand/body, landing on the book; you keep trying to swat it with the fly-swatter but it only goes away for a few seconds only to return to harass you again and again.

WI Patriot
1 month ago

Good ole kamaltoe and sleepy-creepy joe are all pomp and no circumstance…

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
1 month ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

Just wait till we replace them both with 2×4’s with paper plates stapled at the top with smiley faces drawn on them. Libtards will never even notice a difference.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

Joe and his ho’… are (as they say in Texas) “all hat and no cattle.” As we used to say in the old brown-boot army, “Fornicate ’em, and feed ’em fish!” (that’s the slightly sanitized version, of course).

Last edited 1 month ago by JoeUSooner
Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 month ago

These two people have promised to disavow their oath of office as soon as they swear it. ‘To protect the nation, the people and the constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.”. That is their promise of tyranny and treason, both of which are punishable by death. Those who raise their hand to swear that oath are accountable to the LORD, the courts (if there are any righteous courts, lawyers and l e o’s) and ultimately to the people; the American citizens. A couple reasons the 2A exists is to guarantee that ALL of our RIGHT remain intact and further… Read more »

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
1 month ago

They seek disarmament so they can hide in their underground cities and murder off everybody on the surface. Enoch’s writings and the Bible are factually accurate.

Watch the sky.

https://sarahwestall.com/war-w-criminal-cabal-happening-now-escalating-trafficking-dumbs-clearing-out-ongoing-operations/

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Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 month ago

Round caves lined with something like glass inside a mountain. Ring a bell?

Arm up, carry on.

JayDubya
JayDubya
1 month ago

Corn Pop Joe and Bath House Barry threw America in the toilet. A Commie-la Harris presidency would definitely pull the flush handle.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago
Reply to  JayDubya

Joe and his ho’ lead a group of politicians who demand the disarmament of the American public… specifically because they are planning to do something to the citizens for which they know full-well that conservatives will indeed shoot them. There is no other rational, reasonable, responsible, ethical, moral, or practical explanation for WHY they want the citizenry disarmed.

hoss
hoss
1 month ago

It seems to me that at one time you”the NRA” gave a favorable rating to Slow Joe.
The problem is you people don’t have the credibility you once had. Just keep doing the same as you’ve always done. Surely it’ll work out for you.

Superman
Superman
1 month ago
Reply to  hoss

What makes you think YOU ever had any credibility at any time?

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
1 month ago
Reply to  Superman

Superhero larps preaching credibility, hahahaha.

That’s a good one, priceless.

JIAZ
JIAZ
1 month ago

“A singular and despotic danger to gun owners. Devoid of any respect for the legislative process, and the rule of law, proven unfit for office.” Hell, you just described gun owners public enemy #1, Wayne LaPierre. At least with Harris she flies her anti-2A colors, so we know she’s our enemy. Wayne on the other hand is the worst kind of enemy. He’s an infiltrator. The LaPierre Organized Crime Family, in government documents referred to by it’s front organization name, The NRA, is a Wayne built, racketeer influenced, corrupt organization. “Among the financial improprieties is a pass-through financial arrangement created… Read more »

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StreetSweeper
StreetSweeper
1 month ago

Harris got her start “dating” former L.A. mayor Willie Brown but he dumped her because she gave him Kamalamydia.

RoyD
RoyD
1 month ago
Reply to  StreetSweeper

That’s the thing about whores. They are meant to be used for a while and then discarded.

Darkman
Darkman
1 month ago
Reply to  RoyD

You can’t shake a Ho tree and expect an Angel to fall out.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago
Reply to  Darkman

How appropo!!!!!! Excellent insight.

JIAZ
JIAZ
1 month ago
Reply to  StreetSweeper

It does make for a catchy campaign slogan.

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WI Patriot
1 month ago
Reply to  JIAZ

IF nothing else, it is funny…

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
1 month ago

Those clones are the best thing that could happen to the Trump campaign but I wouldn’t consider them anything more than placeholders for the up-graded clone candidates yet to come.

See map to find where the real candidates got planted.

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