Vice President Kamala Harris sidestepped a question on the failure of red flag laws and renewed the administration’s push for an “assault weapons” ban during Sunday’s Face the Nation .
Harris was asked, “Why do so many mass shooters, often young men radicalized…seem to still have access, legally, to weapons and to slip past red flag laws, like those in Illinois?”
Harris responded, “Because those weapons are available and we have to stop allowing those weapon to be available to civilians living in communities of people who have a right to believe that they are not in a war zone.”
While responding to how potential shooters slip past red flag laws, VP Harris condemns the availability of assault weapons.
“We have to stop allowing those weapons to be available to civilians living in communities…who have a right to believe that they are not in a war zone.” pic.twitter.com/XafVpjgxym
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) July 10, 2022
Harris also used her time on Face the Nation to push for a renewal of the 1994 federal “assault weapons” ban, Fox News noted. Harris said, “The fact that we can’t get Congress to renew — it’s not like we’re pulling something out of our hat. We’ve done it before as a nation — to renew the assault weapons ban, is outrageous.”
The July 4, 2022, rooftop attack in Highland Park, Illinois, occurred despite Illinois’ red flag law, 72-hour waiting period for gun purchases, and gun owner licensing requirement via FOID cards, Breitbart News noted.
Moreover, it occurred despite the fact that Highland Park has had an “assault weapons” ban since 2013.
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