Senator and 2020 US presidential candidate Kamala Harris has a rigid stance regarding her case for stricter gun laws and the detriment of gun violence in North America.
“I’m in favour of the Second Amendment. I also want smart gun safety laws. Assault weapons shouldn’t be walking the streets of a civilized country. We should have universal background checks. It makes sense.” – Kamala Harris, CNN, 28 April 2018.
“A real national emergency is the epidemic of gun violence in America. On average, 96 people die from it every single day. Let’s do something about that.” – Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris), Twitter, 12 January 2019.
“There is no reason in a civil society that we have assault weapons around communities that can kill babies and police officers.” – Kamala Harris, CNN, 28 January 2019.
“This has become a political issue, and it is — there is no reason why we cannot have reasonable gun safety laws in this country … We’re not waiting for a good idea. We have the good ideas: an assault weapons ban, background checks. We’re not waiting for a tragedy. We have seen the worst human tragedies we can imagine.” – Kamala Harris, CNN, 28 January 2019.