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Senator Kamala Harris: It Is ‘Past Time’ To Ban Assault Weapons

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) believes it is “past time” to ban ownership of “assault weapons.”

According to Harris, public safety is her motivation. If that is the case, maybe Harris should push for a knife ban considering the FBI reports nearly three times more people are killed via stabbings than being shot with a rifle, of any kind, or shotgun — combined.

Breitbart News reports that the FBI’s 2015 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) showed the number of people killed by rifles, of any kind, and shotguns were approximately 548 in 2015. The number of people killed by being stabbed is nearly three times that amount at 1,573.

548 is the approximated number of people killed by rifles and shotguns combined, meaning that the actual number of deaths caused by “assault weapons” would be less than the statistic given, yet Harris only has ‘public safety’ in mind.

Between the years of 1994 and 2004, the United States had a federal “assault weapon” ban which resulted in an unnoticeable impact on crime.

Breitbart News reports that even the “assault weapon” ban the Democrats want to reinstate was a lie. The ban did not prohibit “assault weapons,” only weapons with certain cosmetic features.

Even The New York Times admitted this was the case when it ran a column explaining “assault weapons” is a myth that was created in the 1990’s by the Democrats.

According to The New York Times, America was “suffering from a spike in gun crime…in the early 1990s” so the “Democrats created and banned [an entire] category of guns.”

A “detailed study found no proof,” that the decline in crime during the time of the ban was down to the ban itself.

People with a mixture of views on the subject responded to Harris’ tweet.

 

 

Sources:

Breitbart

The New York Times

 

16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. ranterator

    August 12, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    People like this should be arrested and stripped of ever holding public office again for going against the oath of upholding the constitution of the United States which the second amendment is a part of. Go ahead Harris ,and see how many cops get shot doing as you wish…

  2. Chesapeake

    August 12, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    I thought California was it’s own country?

    • 0bsoleteMan

      August 13, 2017 at 5:33 am

      That was before North Korea could nuke them.

  3. ytuque

    August 13, 2017 at 2:15 am

    I am an American living in Europe. There’s little in gun right on most of the continent, and the police are cracking down on free speech. The cops in Brits are even threatening people who make mean tweets. In Scotland, the police arrested a guy for posting a video on Facebook of his dog doing a Nazi salute. A damn dog video got a man arrests — let that sink in!

    Muslims migrants sexually assault over a thousand women in Cologne, and the police were too cowardly to do anything. The British police ignore Muslim gangs of rapists. This could happen in the US if political correctness is forced on an unarmed public by the state authorities.

    There’s no 1st Amendment without the 2nd Amendment.

  4. 0bsoleteMan

    August 13, 2017 at 5:32 am

    New faces, same old unamerican ideas.

    The Democrats of now cling to gun confiscation the way the Democrats of old clung to slavery.

  5. Pablo Jay

    August 13, 2017 at 8:41 am

    When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns.

    • Heywood Jablowme

      August 13, 2017 at 10:04 am

      ….. Everybody knows this. Except politicians but that’s why we have the right to bare arms.

      • Pablo Jay

        August 13, 2017 at 8:42 pm

        I agree that everyone SHOULD know this truth but most anti-gun people seem never to have thought about it.

        • GTKRWN

          August 18, 2017 at 1:50 am

          The most anti-gun liberals don’t care because they’re surrounded by private bodyguards 24/7. Who all have guns. While they send their kids to private schools protected by more guns before going back to their well-patrolled gated communities where no black people can afford to live. Protected by more men with guns.

          Liberals love their guns. They just hate it when the filthy unwashed peasants have them. It makes it harder to rule when they can easily fight back.

          • Pablo Jay

            August 18, 2017 at 8:17 am

            All too true.

  6. Heywood Jablowme

    August 13, 2017 at 10:02 am

    That super soaker brought back memories. Did anyone else ever make one into a flame thrower? Lord knows I did????

  7. Steve Obeda

    August 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

    There are people who vote for Democrats who would not support a candidate that openly espouses gun control idiocy such as an “assault weapons” ban.

    They should know that the party they support openly desires gun control. They don’t talk about it all the time because of votes like them. But if ever they gain enough political power, their 2nd Amendment rights are toast.

  8. Adam

    August 13, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Quick Question from the illiterate native of California who got her degree through affirmative action and her position through party cabal politics. Please define an assault weapon. do it in person and on TV without prior knowledge that the question will be asked. Follow up question after she careens off into never never land with her answer. So should we ban cutlery, hammers, crowbars, bats, stones, fists, bricks, bottles, shoes, pipe wrenches etc…? That should shut her up but it won’t because liberals are shameless liars.

  9. Rusty Shackleford

    August 13, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Maybe its past time to start charging politicians who propose gun control with treason…

  10. Dante Alighieri ????

    August 14, 2017 at 8:19 am

    A bit off-topic.

    • How many guns do people need?
    • Ya never really get an answer to that one.
    • I’m mean, if a bad-guy is charging you with his weapon, how many guns can you fire at the say time?
    • How many backup weapons do you need?

    Seriously, I just don’t get it.

  11. Pistol Packing Peace Freak

    September 7, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I support her right to craft legislation intended to further restrict gun ownership. See you in court sweetie. Now get me a coffee, that’s a good girl.

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