California Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Monday during a CNN town hall event that if elected president, she’d give Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws” or she would “take executive action."
Asked by one young man how she plans to “keep schools safe and keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them,” Harris responded that she'd go around Congress if lawmakers fail to implement her plan, which includes universal background checks and an "assault weapons ban."
“We need reasonable gun safety laws in this country, starting with universal background checks and a renewal of the assault weapon ban, but [lawmakers] have failed to have the courage to act," she began.
"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 added. And specifically what I will do is put in place a requirement that for anyone who sells more than five guns a year, they are required to do background checks when they sell those guns. I will require that for any gun dealer who breaks the law, the ATF take their license."