Despite promising extensive gun control laws and a ban on America’s most common rifle, Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris sure has a lot of similar rifles in her security detail.
Strutting out of an event in Florida’s more liberal southern region, the California politician was surrounded by Secret Service agents brandishing select-fire variants of the semi-automatic weapons that Harris has targeted for many years.
In a CNN Town Hall session last year, Harris promised to use “executive action” to enact gun control if Congress failed to act after she presumably came to power.
Harris, seemingly missing the point of the Second Amendment, said that if Americans wanted “to go hunting, that’s fine,” but that “There are people in Washington, DC, supposed leaders, who have failed to have the courage to reject a false choice which suggests you’re either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away.”
Amusingly, the British tabloid Daily Mail erroneously reported that the Secret Service’s weapons were “the same assault rifle that she promised to ban within the first 100 days of her term,” though semi-automatic weapons and the more highly-restricted automatic weapons (classified as “machine guns” in the National Firearms Act) are entirely different things.
Harris has also spoken of defunding the police -a popular left-wing narrative since the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement- as she was protected by dozens of law enforcement members.
During her trip to Miami, Harris was heavily guarded by law enforcement, with some officers being pulled from other jurisdictions.
Speaking to students of the historically-black Florida Memorial University on Thursday, Harris urged the young people to take the lead.
“You truly are the future of our country,’ she said into a microphone outside of the university,” she said. “You are the ones who are going to inspire us and fight for the ideals of our country.”
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