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Kamala Harris: I Own a Gun for Personal Safety

"I am a gun owner, and I own a gun for probably the reasons that a lot of people do, for personal safety. I was a career prosecutor..."

By NTK Staff | 04.12.2019 @11:26am

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) told reporters in Iowa on Thursday that she owns a gun for personal safety while also calling for a renewal of the assault weapons ban in America.

A reporter asked Harris how her views of gun policies have involved.

“I am a gun owner, and I own a gun for probably the reasons that a lot of people do, for personal safety. I was a career prosecutor.” Harris said. “In terms of gun policy, though, I think that for too long and still today we are being offered a false choice, which suggests you’re either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away.”

“It’s a false choice, and it is, I believe, a false choice that is born out of a lack of courage from leaders, who must recognize and agree that there are some practical solutions to what is a clear problem in our country,” Harris said. “And part of the practical solution is to agree that we need smart gun safety laws, which include universal background checks, which include a renewal of the assault weapons ban.”

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