Presidential Hopeful Kamala Harris Promises Swift Action on Gun Control

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Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 2019 legislative conference in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2019 (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas).

Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said she would sign executive orders on gun control if elected president in 2020.

The presidential hopeful discussed her proposal during a CNN town hall at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire on Monday evening. Harris promised to pass gun control measures during her first 100 days in office if gun control legislation did not pass in Congress.

“Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws. And if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action,” Harris said.

Harris’ gun control proposal was posted to her website on Tuesday. The proposal would “mandate near-universal background checks” for any retailer that sells…

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