The hypocrisy of the left knows no limits.
While campaigning in Iowa, California Democrat Senator, presidential hopeful and proud gun control advocate Kamala Harris just admitted that she herself owns a gun for “protection”!
However, she still wants to push for tougher gun control in our nation.
Do Dems think that laws don’t apply to them? It’s ridiculous.
News of Harris’ hypocrisy is circulating on Twitter:
The Washington Examiner had the following to say about Harris' announcement:
Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris said during a campaign stop in Iowa that she is one of the tens of millions of Americans who own a firearm.
"I am a gun owner, and I own a gun for probably the reason a lot of people do — for personal safety," the 2020 hopeful from California told reporters Thursday after a house party in Des Moines, Iowa. "I was a career prosecutor."
Harris advocated a ban on assault-style weapons but insisted she still supported the Second Amendment.
"We are being offered a false choice," she said. "You're either in favor of the Second Amendment, or you want to take everyone's guns away. It's 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."
Townhall also gave their opinion on Harris' gun ownership and history of pushing for gun control:
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has been an outspoken proponent of gun control for years. She's continually reiterated her position on modern sporting rifles – or what anti-gunners like to refer to as "assault weapons" – and her desire for an Assault Weapons Ban. In fact, she even made pushing an Assault Weapons Ban one of her top two legislative priorities.
"There is no reason that in a society we have assault weapons around communities that can kill babies and police officers," Harris said during her CNN town hall with Jake Tapper. "Something like universal background checks. It makes perfect sense that you might want to know before someone can buy a weapon that can kill another human being. You might want to know, have they been convicted of a felony where they committed violence? That's just reasonable."
Now, in typical progressive fashion, Harris is attempting to relate to flyover nation. She's suddenly a gun owner, a line liberals use before calling for some sort of gun control legislation.
"I'm a gun owner but...no one needs assault weapons."
"I'm a gun owner but...no one needs more than five or six bullets in their gun."
"I'm a gun owner but...we need common sense solutions."
"I'm a gun owner but..." is how it always begins. They preface whatever they're wanting to ban by saying "I'm a gun owner" because they somehow think that'll lessen the blow to gun rights activists. They seem to think that somehow gun owners are dumb enough to believe their statement.
Harris proved that theory right again during an event last week in Iowa.
"i'm a gun owner. I own a gun for probably the same reason a lot of people do, for personal safety. I'm a former prosecutor," Harris told reporters with an uncomfortable laugh. "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."