WASHINGTON, DC- Kamala Harris (D-CA), who has barely served half of her first six-year term as Senator, considers herself some type of Constitutional scholar.
We are not sure what Biden was thinking in choosing Harris, who as attorney general in California locked people up for marijuana possession, as his running mate.
This is especially confusing since Democrats and their sycophants are pining to defund the police and generally blaming police for all the ills of society. Of course, given Biden’s current state of mind, he may be unaware of all that.
Where Harris really goes off the rails is where she believes as president, she would have the authority to seize guns through executive order.
Last September, in one of the Democratic presidential debates when Harris was what appeared to be a viable candidate, Biden tried to reel some of the more leftist lunatic fringe candidates by saying that presidents do not have the authority in the Constitution to order seizures of firearms and ban guns.
When the debate host, ABC’s David Muir asked Harris about it, she laughed him off.
Kamala Harris to sign Executive Order banning guns! https://t.co/vRwEqA3oUj
— Donald from PA (@dfmp925) August 13, 2020
The questioning went like this:
MUIR: In recent days, former Vice President Biden has said about executive orders, “Some really talented people are seeking the nomination. They said, ‘I’m going to issue an executive order,’” Biden saying, “There’s no Constitutional authority to issue that executive order when they say ‘I’m going to eliminate assault weapons,’” saying, “you can’t do it by executive order any more than Trump can do things when he says he can do it by executive order.” Does the vice president have a point there?
BIDEN: Some things you can. Many things you can’t.
MUIR: Let’s let the senator answer.
HARRIS: Well, I mean, I would just say, hey, Joe, instead of saying, no, we can’t, let’s say yes, we can. (Ah, we saw what you did there Kamala…little play off the Obama/Biden “yes we can” shtick”).
BIDEN: Let’s be Constitutional. We’ve got a Constitution.
So, what gives Harris the authority to override the Constitution? Not that she really cares because after all, she’s a Democrat and as we’ve seen during the coronavirus situation, they think they can override the Constitution at will, in particular the first amendment.
So, her authority?
HARRIS: And yes, we can, because I’ll tell you something. The way that I think about this is, I’ve seen more autopsy photographs than I care to tell you. I have attended more police officer funerals than I care to tell you. I have hugged more mothers of homicide victims than I care to tell you.
Ah, got it. She’s been to autopsies and hugged mothers. That is the “autopsy/hugged mothers” exception to the Second Amendment.
Do you own a gun or believe in the Second Amendment?
Here is Kamala Harris laughing when Joe Biden (!) suggests to her that she can't ban guns with an executive order. https://t.co/NfA7sXBMBB
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) August 11, 2020
As legal experts said at the time, Congress and not the president, controls the power on gun policy and noted that executive orders were not likely to make an impact on the problem.
Likewise, any attempt to ban semiautomatic rifles would require Congress to pass a law, just as was done in 1994 with the so-called assault weapons ban.
Harris said at the time that if she were elected she would take action to prohibit the import of AR-15 style assault weapons, and she would force the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to suspend said imports until a study was conducted regarding their admissibility. It is likely that Harris would insist on a similar program as the vice-presidential candidate.
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The Sacramento Bee, at the time of the debates said that the Gun Control Act of 1968 does give the executive branch authority to bar gun imports that are “not suitable or readily adaptable to sporting purposes,” and experts agree she would be on firm legal ground in doing so.
However what Harris is proposing is totally different. Her executive order would affect new guns manufactured by companies such as Glock, Sig Sauer, and Beretta, which are manufactured overseas. It would not, however address the millions of assault-style weapons already in the country, or those continuing to be made in the U.S., because that would require new legislation. Which was the point Biden (before his cognitive decline came to the forefront) was trying to make.
Harris continued her response to Biden during the debate, suddenly concerned about “the children,” whom she has no problem being slaughtered by the thousands weekly through abortion.
“The idea that we would wait for this Congress, which has done nothing to act, it is overlooking the fact that every day our babies are going to school to have drills…where they were learning about how they have to hide in a closet or crouch in a corner if there was a mass shooter roaming the halls of their schools.”
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) September 13, 2019
Harris ignored the question of Constitutional limits on the president’s power on guns.
Instead she used emotion and fear, as the Washington Examiner said at the time, to subvert legal concerns over her proposals. Harris has no problem shredding the Constitution, as long as it accomplishes her goals.
When asked how her gun control plans are constitutional, Kamala Harris starts talking about “autopsies” and “police funerals.”
Authoritarians fear monger and use emotion to dismiss legal constraints on their power.
She is a wanna-be tyrant. #DemDebate
— Brad Polumbo 🇺🇸⚽️ 🏳️🌈 (@brad_polumbo) September 13, 2019
What is amusing is listening to the left-leaning pundits today trying to describe Harris as a “moderate” when she is clearly far-left. Not loony tune Bernie Sanders or Karen Bass left, but way further left than some. A lot of people, including a majority of Democrats, do not think that Biden will serve out his first term, given the state of his apparent decline. That is what makes his selection of Harris even more troubling.
She is a far-left demagogue who will have a significant influence on Biden’s term were he to be elected. One of the most troubling things about Harris is her apparent disdain for the Constitution, and her desire to skip over that pesky little Constitution in her decisions.
Harris a moderate? Compared to Mao maybe.
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