Kamala Harris, who failed the primary campaign quite handsomely, has scored the coveted position of becoming Joe Biden's running mate, and a shoo-in to become president in 2021 after Joe runs into too many walls in the White House.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has done something unprecedented with his pick of Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) as his running mate: put a candidate on the presidential ticket who publicly supports gun confiscation.
During her failed primary campaign, Harris was one of only a handful of candidates to explicitly advocate for the confiscation of what she estimated to be tens of millions of legally owned firearms.
“We have to have a buyback program and I support a mandatory gun buyback program,” she said during an October policy forum hosted by the gun-control group March for Our Lives. “It’s got to be smart. We've got to do it the right way but there are five million [assault weapons] at least, some estimate as many as 10 million, and we’re going to have to have smart public policy that’s about taking those off the streets but doing it the right way.”
“I think you're dealing with a guy who's got a complete and total anti-gun platform,” Jason Ouimet, head of the NRA's political action committee, told the Washington Free Beacon in a recent interview. “And for that little bit of moderate that he wanted to purport, I think that went out the window.”
Mark Oliva, a spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said Harris's track record in Congress and on the campaign trail indicates she would push Biden even further to the left on the issue.
“During her short-lived presidential campaign, she demanded gun-control legislation within 100 days and threatened executive action if Congress didn’t deliver,” Oliva told the Free Beacon. “Senator Harris was clear when she said gun control would be an administration priority. Her platform included entertaining forced confiscation of lawfully owned semiautomatic rifles, redefining ‘sporting purpose’ for lawful firearm possession, criminalizing private firearm transfers and repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. In fact, she supports politicizing the Department of Justice and using the weight of the federal government to harass a constitutionally protected industry in a series of frivolous lawsuits to bankrupt manufacturers.”
Oliva called the pick a danger to gun owners.
“Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate makes this ticket the most serious threat to American Second Amendment rights ever faced in a presidential election,” he said.
Source: Free Beacon