Recently, Democrat Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris unveiled her plans to introduce new gun control measures, vowing to give Congress 100 days to implement new legislation, threatening to “take executive action” should they fail.
Harris, who is struggling to stand out in a crowded pool of 2020 Democrat hopefuls, has focused on gun control while attempting to boost her appeal to liberal voters.
During a recent CNN town hall event, Harris touted her ideas to combat gun-related crime, including sweeping regulations and bans.
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
Harris’ remarks on gun control did not sit well with conservatives, who took to social media to admonish the California Senator for what many said was an attack on the Second Amendment.
Others, including Donald Trump Junior, pointed out that while Harris frequently defends the civil rights of terrorists and murderers, her attitude towards defending Constitutional rights of American citizens stands in stark contrast.
Kamala Harris has talked tougher about America’s legal gun owners than the Boston Marathon bomber. https://t.co/knxTJQoeuY
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) April 23, 2019
What does it say about the modern-day Democrat Party that @BernieSanders and @KamalaHarris seem more concerned about giving mass murderers like the Boston Marathon Bomber voting rights, than protecting the civil rights of law abiding American citizens who legally own guns?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 23, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she wants to ban “assault weapons,” which means all semi-automatic firearms
Harris says she “will give” Congress 100 days to pass radical gun control laws or else she will use executive action to ram through her agenda pic.twitter.com/Ly8dpQisld
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 23, 2019
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) April 23, 2019
Everything Kamala Harris just said about guns, how they are sold, who can buy them, ATF enforcing laws, etc. is false. #CNNTownHalls
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) April 23, 2019