Democrat presidential hopeful Kamala Harris used a NBC News Nightly News with Lester Holt appearance to renew her push for a government mandated buyback of AR-15 rifles.
Harris told Harry Smith ,”there are certain types of weapons that should not be on the streets of a civil society.”
She pushed for a renewal of the 1994 “Assault Weapons” ban and the implementation of a government mandated buyback of AR-15s, AK-47s, and similar rifles.
Harris described the semiautomatic firearms as “weapons of war” and said, “What we’ll do is have an incentive for people turn them in, and buy them back.”
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) November 19, 2019
Harris suggested there are “five million ‘assault weapons’ on the streets of America,” an assertion which greatly underestimates Americans’ love for AR-15 rifles.
On August 31, 2018, Breitbart News reported that over 9 million AR-15s were manufactured for U.S. sales during the Obama presidency alone.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation calculates there are 16 million-plus privately owned AR-15s in the U.S.
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