Vice President Kamala Harris called for an assault weapons ban on Saturday after she spoke at the funeral of a woman killed in a Buffalo, New York, mass shooting last week.
Harris claimed the weapons have no place in civil society.
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“We are not sitting around waiting to figure out what the solution looks like. You know, we’re not looking for a vaccine. We know what works on this,” she told reporters in Buffalo on Friday.
During the Friday funeral, Harris added, “And it means then also, in that strength, understanding we will not allow small people to create fear in our communities that we will not be afraid to stand up for what is right, to speak up even when it may be difficult to hear and speak.”
“You know what an assault weapon is? … It was designed for a specific purpose: to kill a lot of human beings quickly.”
US Vice President Kamala Harris calls for an assault weapons ban in the wake of mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo this month. pic.twitter.com/1BnrZKfhIj
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The call comes after both a mass shooting in Buffalo that killed ten people and a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where an 18-year-old killed 19 students and two teachers.
The call for action is understandable, but the full ban on certain types of guns is likely to run into pushback from those who care about their Second Amendment rights.