Vice President Kamala Harris Demands Congress to Pass More Stringent Gun Control Laws

On January 25, 2023, Vice President Kamala Harris paid a visit to the Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park to honor victims of a mass shooting that took place on January 21. 

In front of reporters, Harris called for tougher gun control laws in response to the mass shooting that left 11 people dead and 9 others wounded

“Tragically we keep saying the same things,” Harris said. “Congress must act. Should they? Yes. Can they? Yes.” 

The day prior to Harris’s visit to Monterey Park, 7 people were killed in two shootings close to the Northern California city of Half Moon Bay. 

President Joe Biden claimed that had a discussion with California Governor Gavin Newsom and local leaders and promised to provide federal aid. 

The president also brought attention to a new bill introduced by seasoned gun-grabber California Senator Dianne Feinstein that would prohibit so-called “assault weapons.” He called on Congress to “send that [the assault weapons ban legislation] to my desk as quickly as you can.” The bill will have a hard time in the Senate because Democrats will likely not be able to muster a filibuster proof majority to pass it. In the Republican-controlled House, the bill is likely dead on arrival. 

Haris is a committed advocate of civilian disarmament. BLP previously documented Harris’ push for executive branch action to enact gun control — a key plank of her failed 2020 presidential campaign. While congressional inertia will prevent the passage of gun control in the short-term, gun owners will still need to keep their eyes out for corporate forms of gun control and Big Tech and Big Bank deplatforming launched against gun vendors. Not to mention the use of lawfare to bankrupt gun manufacturers. 

Overall, vigilance is required to preserve the Second Amendment — one of the few freedoms Americans still enjoy that hasn’t been fully subverted. 

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