California Senator and freshly declared 2020 Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris called for a new “assault weapons” ban in a town hall event hosted by CNN today in Des Moines, Iowa with Jake Tapper.
Kamala contradictorily stated that one can “be for the Second Amendment” while claiming that “there was no reason in a civil society that we have assault weapons around communities that can kill babies and police officers.”
Any firearm can be used for malicious purposes such as killing babies or police officers, making Harris’ argument for gun control applicable to any firearm in civilian circulation in the United States.
Contrary to assertions from gun control supporters, “assault weapon” is a term that is purely a creation of political forces. It first entered wide circulation as a result of President Bill Clinton’s Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994. The term is distinct from the legitimate category of firearms known as “assault rifles,” a term used by gunsmiths, militaries worldwide, and others, to describe commonly owned firearms such as AR-15- pattern rifles.
Despite Harris singling out very commonly owned firearms as worth banning, guns such as AR-15 style-rifles are rarely used in violent crime generally. Research into their use in America suggests that assault rifles are used in less than 7% of violent crimes, with many estimates suggesting a figure of approximately 2%.
In the town hall, Harris also went on to call for an amnesty that would include not only recipients of DACA, but also their “parents,” possibly suggesting she would seek to grant amnesty to the broader population of more than 12 million people living in the United States illegally if elected President.
Texas Gun Rights Endorses Anti-Lockdown Hero Shelley Luther
Luther is running for the Texas Senate.
Earlier this month, pro-Second Amendment organization Texas Gun Rights PAC endorsed Shelley Luther in her run for Texas State Senate.
Luther gained national attention for her refusal to close down her salon in Dallas, Texas, which was in violation of Dallas, County’s lockdown order. She would end up in jail for violating the order but would later be set free after Texas Governor Greg Abbott took action to release her.
Chris McNutt, the Director of Texas Gun Rights PAC, issued a statement on Texas Gun Rights PAC’s endorsement of Luther:
It is clear Shelley Luther is the strongest pro-gun candidate running to fill the Senate District 30 seat being vacated by Pat Fallon. Texas Gun Rights PAC is proud to endorse Shelley Luther for Senate in the September 29th Special Election.
“Even before Shelley decided to run for office, she proved she had the courage to stand up and fight against an overreaching government without backing down,” McNutt added. “So it’s no surprise Shelley Luther was also the first candidate in the Senate District 30 race to take a bold, pro-gun stance.”
Constitutional Carry is one of Luther’s legislative priorities for the 2021 legislative session. This issue has been a priority for the Texas Republican Party during the last 6 years. Drew Springer, Luther’s opponent in the Senate election, never supported Constitutional Carry.
Passing Constitutional Carry legislation is part of Luther’s campaign platform and has been a top priority of the Republican Party of Texas for the past 6 years. Her opponent, State Representative Drew Springer, has never backed Constitutional Carry since he came into office back in 2012.
“State Representative Drew Springer claims to be ‘pro-gun,’ and yet he repeatedly refused to co-author Constitutional Carry every year that it was introduced,” commented McNutt. “Pro-gun Texans in Senate District 30 need a leader who is willing to fight for the Second Amendment like Shelley Luther, not another political backbencher looking for a job promotion.”
Should Constitutional Carry be passed, Texas would be the 16th state with this law.
Thanks to the political establishment’s constant legislative roadblocking, Constitutional Carry has had a considerable amount of trouble in being passed in the Lone Star State.
With politicians like Luther potentially in the mix, Constitutional Carry has a stronger chance of being passed. America First patriots living in Texas Senate District 30 should resoundingly vote for Luther due to her firm commitment to limited government.
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