• Would a ‘President Kamala Harris’ Be Knocking on the Doors of Gun Owners?

    Surge Summary: Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris’ words about what she is willing to do to address the gun situation in America may provide a reason for gun owners to be concerned. 

    Kerry Picket/Washington Examiner relays the following troubling development:

    After addressing union members Saturday at the AFSCME forum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, California Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris opened up about her gun control proposals in the wake of the deadly El Paso, Texas shooting .

    When asked by the Washington Examiner if her plan would include legal gun owner databases or gun confiscation via law enforcement visits to residents who own banned firearms, she replied, “I’m actually prepared to take executive action to put in place rules that improve this situation.” …

    “I also have as part of my background and experience working on this issue, when I was attorney general [of California], and we put resources into allowing law enforcement to actually knock on the doors of people who were on two lists — a list where they had been found by a court to be a danger to themselves and others.

    “They were on a list where they were precluded and prohibited from owning a gun because of a conviction that prohibited that ownership. Those lists were combined and then we sent law enforcement out to take those guns, because, listen, we have to deal with this on all levels, but we have to do this with a sense of urgency,” Harris added.

    Being a progressive in good standing, Harris’ anti-firearms bona fides can be in little doubt. Granted, there may be times the government has to relieve – even forcibly – some Americans of their guns if, as Harris qualified, “they had been found by a court to be a danger to themselves and others.” We’re talking here about violently mentally ill individuals, people with a criminal history of violence, those who’ve proven themselves a genuine menace to society, etc.

    Knowing the proclivities of the Senator and her fellow-travelers, however, normal, law-honoring American gun owners have sound reason to be unnerved by Ms. Harris’ brazen pronouncement. Should a President Kamala Harris administration, twinned with a Democratically dominated Congress, dictate that handguns are illegal, that rifles are off-limits, that most people don’t need access to a firearm (after all, that’s why we have law enforcement!) – should they legislate that order of things into existence, a development which is anything but hard to imagine —  is there any doubt Harris and Co. would be comfortable, even eager, setting loose her door-knocking forces on average, gun-possessing citizens of the U.S.?

    I’m sorry, sir, but the courts have determined you don’t need that weapon and, although you’ve had a month to turn it in to your town hall, you’ve failed to do so  – so we are here to remove it from your home. Step aside please.

    As is always the case with Leftists, anytime you cede them power, even justified power, the danger of grotesque misuses lurks nearby.

    Father of the Constitution James Madison cautioned us: “The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” (Speech/Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829)

    Ditto that in 2019; especially applicable to big-government, statist liberals.

    Politicians, to wit, like Kamala Harris.

    Image: Adapted from: By Office of the Attorney General of California – https://web.archive.org/web/20111212153543/http://oag.ca.gov/news/photo-gallery/more-100-arrests-ca-undercover-gang-operation, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65240470

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