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Kamala Harris: I Will Outlaw Private Gun Sales

Jeff Katz
May 13, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Democrat presidential hopeful Kamala Harris says she will use executive action to criminalize selling more than five guns a year without a background check. 

During an appearance Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Harris explained the scope of her executive action plans, saying, “For anyone who sells more than five guns a year, they will be required to perform background checks on the people they sell them to.”

Harris has used the shooting at Colorado’s STEM School Highlands Ranch to further her push to criminalize private gun sales, despite the fact that in Colorado, every gun sale requires a background check, whether that sale is private or retail. And this did nothing to prevent the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting.