Most democratic candidates for office make no apologies for their opposition to the Second Amendment. Gun control laws will become an issue during the Presidential campaign with hopeful Kamala Harris calls for a ban on semiautomatic guns.
Calls for a ban on semiautomatic guns
The democratic senator said during a town hall event that there is no reason in a “civil society” that people should have semi-automatic “assault weapons.”
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 a civil society that we have assault weapons around communities that can kill babies and police officers.
…if only lawmakers had been placed in “a locked room, no press, no one, nobody else” and required to examine “the autopsy photographs of those babies.”
“And then, you vote your conscience,” she said at a CNN town hall in Des Moines. “This has become a political issue.”
Calls for universal background checks
Her proposal would also require universal background checks for all gun purchases. Laws requiring universal background checks also require gun registration before they could be enforced. Historically, gun registration has led to gun confiscation.
Something like universal background checks. It makes perfect sense that you might wanna know, before someone can buy a weapon that can kill another human being, you might wanna know ‘have they been convicted of a felony where they committed violence.’ That’s just reasonable.
A recent DOJ study says criminals overwhelmingly get their guns illegally. More gun control laws would only harm the rights of law abiding citizens.
State legislatures are passing gun control laws
The attacks on the Second Amendment are growing stronger in some parts of the country.
Democratic controlled legislatures have been pushing more gun control at the state level such as the recent bill in Illinois that calls for a ban semiautomatic guns in the state.
Oregon SB 501 calls for licensing of all gun buyers and limits on the amount of ammo you can purchase.