Kamala Harris Says She Owns Gun for Protection, Supports 'Smart' Gun Laws - NBC4 Washington
Decision 2020

Decision 2020

The latest news on the race for president in 2020

Kamala Harris Says She Owns Gun for Protection, Supports 'Smart' Gun Laws

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"

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    How Weight Loss Surgery Helped a Patient Rediscover His Voice
    AP
    2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris waits to speak at a house party, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa.

    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.

    House GOP Leadership Defends Trump's Tweets: 'No,' Not Racist

    [NATL] House GOP Leadership Defends Trump's Tweets: 'No,' Not Racist

    Republican leaders in the House responded Tuesday to the outcry over President Donald Trump's tweets during a weekly news conference to address the media. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said he didn't believe Trump's comments about four Democratic congresswomen of color were racist and Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., claimed GOP opposition to Democrats is based on policies and not "race or gender or religion."

    (Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019)