During a CNN town hall Monday night, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) pledged a mandate of universal background checks by fiat if Congress fails to get the job done in her first 100 days in the Oval Office. She also promised to revoke the licenses of any dealers or anyone selling more than five guns a year if they violate the law. Harris’s triple package includes prohibiting “domestic abusers” from purchasing firearms. What’s more important, however, is what she didn’t say, namely, that criminals don’t obey laws. Whether or not her proposals might have any demonstrable reduction in gun violence is debatable, as we only have to ask the people of Chicago about that reality.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday night pledged that, if elected president, she will sign a series of executive orders on gun control if Congress fails to pass comprehensive legislation in her first 100 days in the Oval Office.
During a town hall hosted by CNN, Harris said that if a bill from Congress did not make it to her desk, she would unilaterally mandate background checks for customers purchasing a firearm from any dealer who sells more than five guns a year.
Dealers who violate the law, she said, would have their licenses revoked. The other executive orders would prohibit fugitives from purchasing a firearm or weapon, as well as close the loophole that allows some domestic abusers to purchase a firearm if their victim is an unwedded partner.