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#1 mauserme

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 07:26 AM

This a cached copy of presidential candidate Kamala Harris' gun control plan:
 
 

Kamala’s Plan For Action On Gun Violence | Full Policy

 

Enough.

In 2017, nearly 40,000 people were killed by guns in America. Gun violence is a national epidemic and a public health emergency. We’re not waiting for a good idea – we have good ideas. We’re not waiting for another tragedy – we have seen the worst human tragedies we can imagine. What’s missing is Republicans in Washington having the courage to stand up to the NRA.

Kamala Harris has a simple message: We’re not waiting any longer.

If Congress fails to send comprehensive gun safety legislation to Harris’ desk within her first 100 days as president – including universal background checks, an assault weapons ban, and the repeal of the NRA’s corporate gun manufacturer and dealer immunity bill – she will take executive action to keep our kids and communities safe.

Here’s what she’ll do:

Mandate near-universal background checks by requiring anyone who sells five or more guns per year to run a background check on all gun sales.



  • An estimated 1 in 5 gun purchases in America occur without a background check. These dangerous sales go through because the federal government does not consider most gun sellers that operate online, at gun shows, or out of their garage as being a “dealer” of firearms.



  • As a result of this loophole, these gun sellers are not required to conduct background checks by federal law, and millions of guns are sold each year with no questions asked in the 30 states without universal background checks. This is how dangerous people buy guns: about  80% of all firearms acquired for criminal purposes are bought through unlicensed sellers.



  • If Congress fails to pass universal background check legislation within her first 100 days, Harris will consider any person or business that sells five or more guns for profit in a calendar year a “dealer” of firearms, and require they conduct background checks on all gun sales.



Revoke the licenses of gun manufacturers and dealers that break the law and take the most egregious offenders to court—regardless of whether they’re protected by the Protection of Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA).



  • In 2005, after extensive lobbying by the NRA, Congress passed the PLCAA, a dangerous law which prevents victims of gun violence from holding law-breaking gun manufacturers and dealers accountable.



  • Harris believes gun makers and dealers that break federal, state, or local laws – including negligence laws and unfair trade practices laws the PLCAA was designed to undercut – should be held accountable. That’s exactly what she will do as president.



  • If Congress fails to repeal the PLCAA within her first 100 days, Harris will act herself. Under our plan, any willful and serious violation of federal, state, or local law will lead to a license being revoked. This includes conduct the PLCAA often protects, such as violating negligence laws by selling a gun to a straw purchaser, violating public nuisance laws by supplying dealers that consistently sell guns used in crimes, or violating unfair business practices statutes by marketing assault weapons to children in video games.



  • The most egregious actors won’t just have their license revoked, they will face criminal liability. It is a federal crime for gun makers and dealers to willfully violate federal, state, or local law, and Harris will hold them accountable if they endanger our kids and communities. While the PLCAA may prevent victims of gun violence from taking bad actors to court, it can’t stop the federal government.



  • Under our plan, fines paid by law-breaking gun corporations – up to $500,000 for each violation – will be invested in expanding access to mental health treatment, trauma informed care, and community-based violence intervention programs.



Reverse President Trump’s dangerous change to the definition of “fugitive from justice,” which has allowed thousands of fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants to buy guns.



  • In February 2017, the Trump Administration quietly narrowed the definition of “fugitive from justice” for purposes of determining when a person is prohibited from buying a gun. Now, a gun sale is not denied to a fugitive from justice unless it can be shown that individual fled a state “for the purpose” of avoiding charges. Proving a person’s state of mind is incredibly difficult, particularly given a background check must be completed within three days.



  • The impact has been disastrous: In the year following the change, the number of gun sales blocked by the “fugitive from justice” prohibitor dropped by roughly 65%. That’s thousands of gun sales being approved to individuals with outstanding arrest warrants.



  • Harris will reverse the change and take executive action to prevent those with outstanding arrest warrants from purchasing guns.



Close the “boyfriend loophole” to prevent dating partners convicted of domestic violence from purchasing guns.



  • Women in the U.S. are 21 times more likely to be murdered with guns than women in other high-income countries. While federal law prohibits abusers convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from purchasing guns, regulations applying this prohibition have gaping loopholes.



  • For example, the prohibition does not always apply where an abuser is a dating partner. Yet, nearly half of all intimate partner homicides are committed by a dating partner and nearly 1 million women in the U.S. alive today have been shot, or shot at, by an intimate partner.



  • People convicted of domestic abuse shouldn’t be able to buy guns just because they’re not married to the person they abused. Harris will take executive action to close the loophole.



Ban AR-15-style assault weapons from being imported into the United States.



  • More than 4 million assault weapons have been imported into the U.S. from foreign countries.



  • The Gun Control Act empowers the executive branch to prohibit the importation of guns not “suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes,” and it’s been done in a limited fashion by both Democratic and Republican presidents in the past. The AR-15 was designed to kill people on the battlefield. It was not designed for sporting. As president, Harris will ban AR-15-style assault weapon imports and suspend all other assault weapon imports until the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) conducts an analysis of whether their importation should be permanently banned under existing law.



This is just part of the gun safety agenda Harris will pursue as president. In addition to enacting universal background checks, renewing the assault weapons ban, and repealing the PLCAA, Harris will fight to make gun trafficking a federal crime, ban high capacity magazines, and prohibit those convicted of a federal hate crime from buying guns.

 

 


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Posted 15 August 2020 - 08:30 AM

Purple on .....Man... Im still not sure who to vote for, its a tough decision,I still think they aren't coming after our guns, let me wait for more info..........Purple off....


Edited by Sweeper13, 15 August 2020 - 08:31 AM.


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Posted 15 August 2020 - 09:10 AM

Second sentence, she's counting all firearms deaths. Suicide and justifiable homicide included. She is therefore lying by implication. Second sentence.


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Posted 15 August 2020 - 10:28 AM

Second sentence, she's counting all firearms deaths. Suicide and justifiable homicide included. She is therefore lying by implication. Second sentence.


Yet noone calls them out on it. Also about women being murdered by their boyfriends in other countries, I guess they feel being murdered by a knife is better.

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:17 AM

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The Second Amendment of the Constitution protects the rest.

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:53 AM

By the logic of the 2nd sentence you may as well not own kitchen knives either since someone could use those...

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 07:59 PM

In her own words - -

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“We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.” - - Abraham Lincoln

“Small minds adhere to the letter of the law; great minds dispense Justice.” - - S. C. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Posted 17 August 2020 - 08:19 AM

In her own words - -

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Where did she say this?    President Trump needs to use this as a campaign commercial if true. 


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Posted 17 August 2020 - 08:27 AM

I had to read the OP's first sentence twice. Got confused by 'presidential candidate Kamala'. Then I realized it was cached. Then I realized that she actually is presidential candidate for the Dems.



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Posted 17 August 2020 - 11:09 AM

I had to read the OP's first sentence twice. Got confused by 'presidential candidate Kamala'. Then I realized it was cached. Then I realized that she actually is presidential candidate for the Dems.


I was trying to make it clear that this was on her website when she was running for president. That site redirects to the Biden campaign website now, so the cached version is all that's available.



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Posted 17 August 2020 - 11:21 AM

 

I had to read the OP's first sentence twice. Got confused by 'presidential candidate Kamala'. Then I realized it was cached. Then I realized that she actually is presidential candidate for the Dems.


I was trying to make it clear that this was on her website when she was running for president. That site redirects to the Biden campaign website now, so the cached version is all that's available.

 

You were very clear! I read, then processed it sloowly (Monday). I just realized that my confusion is probably the reality (Ms. Harris is currently running for President). I doubt Mr. Biden will make it out of his first year (if elected), his health seems a bit shaky. This would leave us with a President Harris and possibly the end of days.



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Posted 17 August 2020 - 11:29 AM

And then there is Bidens gun plan posted on his web site

https://joebiden.com/gunsafety/

Hold gun manufacturers accountable.

Get weapons of war off our streets.

Ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Regulate possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act.

Buy back the assault weapons and high-capacity magazines already in our communities.

Reduce stockpiling of weapons.

Keep guns out of dangerous hands.

Require background checks for all gun sales.

Close other loopholes in the federal background check system.

Reinstate the Obama-Biden policy to keep guns out of the hands of certain people unable to manage their affairs for mental reasons, which President Trump reversed.

Close the “hate crime loophole.”

Close the “Charleston loophole.”

Close the “fugitive from justice” loophole created by the Trump Administration.

End the online sale of firearms and ammunitions. Biden will enact legislation to prohibit all online sales of firearms, ammunition, kits, and gun parts.

Create an effective program to ensure individuals who become prohibited from possessing firearms relinquish their weapons.

Incentivize state “extreme risk” laws.

Give states incentives to set up gun licensing programs.

Adequately fund the background check system.

...and a ton more stuff at link...
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Posted 20 August 2020 - 01:58 PM

I hate identity politics very much but since she started it, I have a question that I cannot seem to find an answer for.

 

Ms. Harris is referring to herself as an East Indian American and as an African American. Exhausting, she should just identify as an American. I know her Mom was born in the country of India and her Dad born in the country of Jamaica. After the indigenous population, Jamaica was populated by a large percentage of people descended from African slaves and smaller populations from other countries like England, India and China, some brought as slaves others as entrepreneurs.

 

My question: where are Ms. Harris's paternal grandparents from? I've heard rumors that they are also from India but I can't seem to substantiate it.



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Posted 20 August 2020 - 04:24 PM

Simple, she's a mutt.  



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Posted 20 August 2020 - 06:56 PM

Same place as Elizabeth Warren's grandparents.
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Posted 21 August 2020 - 06:34 AM

Simple, she's a mutt.  

Sure, most of us are. Melting pot and all that. If her paternal grandparents emigrated from India to Jamaica though, she really shouldn't be calling herself African American. I guess its just politics.



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Posted 21 August 2020 - 07:11 AM

Its simple actually...

Its whatever the script needs her to be....and whatever they think (their base) will believe.


Edited by mauserme, 21 August 2020 - 11:09 AM.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 07:27 AM

 

Simple, she's a mutt.  

Sure, most of us are. Melting pot and all that. If her paternal grandparents emigrated from India to Jamaica though, she really shouldn't be calling herself African American. I guess its just politics.

 

 

What difference does it make?  Her father was a black Jamaican which virtually all were dragged there from Africa. Her mom is an Indian.  She herself was born in the US, in Oakland. Again, what difference does that make - If the liberals think it's OK for Warren to parade as an Indian with zero Indian blood, do you really think they give a crap how African American she is?  Sniff another track as this one has no legs.  



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Posted 21 August 2020 - 08:14 AM

 

 

Simple, she's a mutt.  

Sure, most of us are. Melting pot and all that. If her paternal grandparents emigrated from India to Jamaica though, she really shouldn't be calling herself African American. I guess its just politics.

 

 

What difference does it make?  Her father was a black Jamaican which virtually all were dragged there from Africa. Her mom is an Indian.  She herself was born in the US, in Oakland. Again, what difference does that make - If the liberals think it's OK for Warren to parade as an Indian with zero Indian blood, do you really think they give a crap how African American she is?  Sniff another track as this one has no legs.  

 

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 09:23 AM

I'm totally chill, but just hate to see you spending time going down this rabbit hole. There's nothing there worth pursuing on any level.



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Posted 21 August 2020 - 10:27 AM

Could care less about who banged who and where.......

The issue we need to address is the firearm controls these two want to put into place.
The Democrats have once again used their own smoke and mirrors to blind and confuse those most susceptible to manipulation!
Focus on voting for the ticket which helps out the entire country the most without regard to color, hair style, brain acumen.
Three years of infighting and misdirection have left many with a skewed understanding of what is at stake....overall!

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But you’re not changing a thing with pushing the agendas of those who want to divert attention to non issues!

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 10:54 AM

Well exactly that. And we need to get our Liberal Gun Owner friends to finally realize that the people they are voting for REALLY are looking to take away their guns.  I'm tired of hearing that BS about how the Democrats are only looking to take away guns from people that shouldn't have them in the first place.  If that outline doesn't put a chill down every single gun owner, I'm not sure what else we can say.  Besides shifting the balance on the SCOTUS, to gut the 2A, they are specifically looking to remove liability against Mfr's, which will kill the industry. And then, to plug the other hole, ban imports, and AR's are just the beginning. 

 

Which ultimately means EXACTLY the opposite of of what our Liberal Gun Owners have been saying all along.  Once our domestic firearms industry becomes extinct, the ONLY people with guns will be the one's smuggling them in, and shouldn't have them in the first place.  People who are Voting these (candidates) in office need to wake up.  No doubt, Trump is an idiot in many regards, but he is all we have right now, and those who are heck bent on gutting the 2A. You better believe it.


Edited by mauserme, 21 August 2020 - 11:07 AM.
Just a one word change kept your post from being removed


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Posted 21 August 2020 - 10:57 AM

 


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What difference does it make?  Her father was a black Jamaican which virtually all were dragged there from Africa. Her mom is an Indian.  She herself was born in the US, in Oakland. Again, what difference does that make - If the liberals think it's OK for Warren to parade as an Indian with zero Indian blood, do you really think they give a crap how African American she is?  Sniff another track as this one has no legs.  

 

 

Well, we are dealing with people who would vote for the most evil man on the planet if he has a (D) next to his name.


Edited by BobPistol, 21 August 2020 - 10:58 AM.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 11:57 AM

>>  Edited by mauserme, Today, 12:07 PM.

Just a one word change kept your post from being removed

 

Hmm, at least I got some kind of a mod response.  You guys are removing my posts left and right without a word, and most of the time I don't even notice it until much later.

 

Kind of surprised that in this day and age, on an Adult forum, we are uptight about words that aren't even of the 4 letter variety, that are actually used on network television. I suppose it would be different if I said this to a member here, but as a description to those who are our sworn enemies?  Very silly Mauser.  Are we now down to play school here, that anything above Sesame Street talk is banned?  Oh, that's right, we are trying to win over the Democratic leaders now, so let's not insult them.  Jeepers Mr. Wilson.

 

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