The National Rifle Association reacted to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s announcement that Sen. Kamala Harris will be his running mate, attacking the two as a fierce duo that would “dismantle the Second Amendment” together. “Biden Chooses 2nd Amendment-Hating @KamalaHarris as his VP,” the NRA tweeted. “Harris’s presidential campaign died soon after announcing extreme gun control agendas. Her plan was to ignore democratic processes & enact gun control by executive order. Biden & Harris will dismantle the 2nd Amendment.” Harris has been vocal about her stance on creating stricter gun laws. During her own presidential run, the California Democrat vowed to mandate customer background checks for any gun dealer who sells more than five firearms per year. Her other proposals included more regulations on gun manufacturers that could result in the revocation of licenses or prosecution and efforts to close the loophole that allows some domestic abusers to purchase guns if the victim is an unwedded partner.
Biden, who has said he supports the Second Amendment, has favored a ban on the sale and manufacturing of assault weapons and high capacity magazines, with an option for owners to either sell the gun or magazine back to the government or register them under the National Firearms Act. He’s also pushed for studies into gun violence, universal background checks, and a ban on online gun sales. [full article]