They’re not coming for your guns, we’re told.
No, they are, and at least California Senator Kamala Harris is fully willing to send police to your home to take your guns from you.
According to the Washington Examiner, when asked if Harris would send law enforcement to homes to seize banned firearms, Harris answered in the affirmative:
When asked by the Washington Examiner if her plan would include legal gun owner databases or gun confiscation via law enforcement visits to residents who own banned firearms, she replied, “I’m actually prepared to take executive action to put in place rules that improve this situation.”
She continued, “I also have as part of my background and experience working on this issue, when I was attorney general [of California], and we put resources into allowing law enforcement to actually knock on the doors of people who were on two lists — a list where they had been found by a court to be a danger to themselves and others.
“They were on a list where they were precluded and prohibited from owning a gun because of a conviction that prohibited that ownership. Those lists were combined and then we sent law enforcement out to take those guns, because, listen, we have to deal with this on all levels, but we have to do this with a sense of urgency,” Harris added.
When we speak of “banned” firearms, Harris has actually said what she’s willing to ban earlier this year. Back in January, Harris noted during her CNN presidential town hall that:
“We have got to have smart gun safety laws in this country, and we’ve got to stop buying this false choice. You can be in favor of the second amendment and also understand that there is no reason in this civil society that we have assault weapons around communities that can kill babies and police officers,” said Harris.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) calls for banning semi-automatic weapons, says they have no place “in a civil society” pic.twitter.com/KR6VRtGjbu
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 29, 2019
As I wrote then in more detail, it may be mistaken to think that Harris meant fully automatic weapons. The problem is that these weapons have been banned, and the talk was centered around mass shootings. She was speaking about semi-automatic weapons, which are what Americans primarily own.
So, we have Harris wanting to ban semi-automatic weapons and her admittance that she will send law enforcement to your home to forcibly taken them from you.
But remember folks. No one is trying to take your guns.