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Kamala Harris: I Will Ban The AR-15

Jeff Katz
May 15, 2019 - 3:42 pm

On Wednesday Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced that, if she is elected president, she will ban the importation of all AR-15 style assault weapons by executive action if Congress fails to act in the first 100 days of her administration. Harris made the announcement at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.

"Assault weapons are designed to kill a lot of people in a very short period of time," Harris said.

Previously, Harris had said she'd use presidential executive action to enforce near-universal background checks, revoke licenses of gun dealers who break the law, limit fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from buying guns and close the "boyfriend loophole."