SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she owns a gun and called it a “false choice” that the only two gun control options are complete, unrestricted access or a desire to seize everyone’s guns.

The senator from California told reporters after a campaign event in Iowa that she is a gun owner. She says, “I own a gun for probably the reason that a lot of people do: for personal safety.”

The 2020 White House hopeful says that Americans “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.”

She says she supports “smart gun-safety laws,” such as universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons.

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Comments (3)
  1. Chuck Lantz says:

    Kamala Harris is smart enough to say what most people should have known for a long time; … the “either/or” false choice that’s being touted by the NRA and GOP is just that; …; a false choice.

    There is a whole lot of gray area between the “liberals want to make all guns illegal” nonsense, and the”anyone should be able to buy any guns” insanity. The irony is that those who want to be allowed to buy an unlimited supply of guns of any type are exactly those who shouldn’t be allowed access to any gun of any type

  2. Craig Thomas Yates says:

    Here is another game played by Kamala Harris, every position shes held, ping pong game Democrat party for her political party ladder all shes doing going for housing life in OUR Whitehouse. Stop allowing her to post garbage thats brain washing those she speaking too.

  3. Here is another game played by Kamala Harris, every position shes held, ping pong game Democrat party for her political party ladder all shes doing going for housing life in OUR Whitehouse. Stop allowing her to post garbage thats brain washing those she speaking too.