Kamala Harris objects to argument gun control leads to bans

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Vice President Kamala Harris isn’t exactly someone who will go down in the history books as a great thinker. The fact that she’s made it to such a lofty position in the United States government is baffling, but she did. A lot of people seem to like her for some insane reason.

The thing is, though, Harris isn’t anything special. She’s an anti-gun politician who spouts anti-gun talking points. She has for years and nothing is going to change.

Recently, she spoke at the so-called Gun Sense University, which didn’t talk any actual sense, and there she had some “thoughts” about gun control.

Vice President Kamala Harris returned to Chicago for her third official visit of the summer on Friday, this time to advocate for common sense gun laws at the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund’s annual Gun Sense University conference held at McCormick Place.

Harris’ appearance was the signature public event of the three-day conference. She was joined on the main stage by Moms Demand Action Executive Director Angela Ferrell-Zabala and actor Jason George, star of Station 19 and member of the Everytown Creative Council, for a 30-minute Q&A session. The conversation was held in front of hundreds of Moms Demand Action activists.

During her opening remarks, the vice president called on Congress to act on passing common sense gun laws and rejected the notion that the American public must choose between national gun reform and prohibiting citizens from obtaining firearms altogether.

“I believe in the Second Amendment, but I also believe we need to renew the assault weapons ban,” said Harris, who highlighted that gun manufacturers should not be absolved of accountability when discussing gun violence.

And then what?

See, the problem with Harris claiming that there’s some middle ground here is that today it’s an “assault weapon ban” and a handful of other measures. Tomorrow, it’ll be something else. Then something different.

Every step we take backward is just an invitation to take more and more of our rights.

No one is claiming that the proposals now are prohibitions on all firearms. What we’re saying and what we’ve always said is that the end goal for the gun control movement is to enact restrictions that are functionally no different than a ban.

Nothing Harris says here is going to make anyone feel any better.

The truth of the matter, though, is that Harris doesn’t believe in the Second Amendment. In her entire career, she’s done absolutely nothing to support the Second Amendment. She’s done nothing to bolster gun rights in any area at all, and she’s had the opportunity.

Kamala Harris may even think she supports the Second Amendment, but she’s wrong.

If she did, she’d at least have to acknowledge the phrase “shall not be infringed” as having some bearing on the gun debate, even if she believes the introductory clause’s mention of a well-regulated militia as creating some change as to who “the people” refer to.

Yet there’s been no mention of that in any of her public comments on the topic.

No, Harris is like most gun grabbers. She’ll tell you she supports the Second Amendment simply because she knows she can’t get away with saying that she doesn’t.

Deep down in the places she can’t acknowledge in public speeches, she wants nothing more than to see all of us disarmed.

A renewed assault weapon ban won’t make us any safer. It didn’t last time and it won’t this time around. I don’t know if Harris knows this but I do think it wouldn’t matter. After all, it’s not about safety. It’s about keeping us from having firearms Democrats don’t approve of.

And since they really don’t approve of any firearm, it means they will, in time, work toward a gun ban unless we stop them well short of that.