Harris, Colleagues Introduce Protections Against Gun Violence

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The Disarm Hate Act Would Keep Guns Away From Violent Offenders

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday joined Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), along with 12 of their colleagues, in reintroducing legislation that would keep guns out of the hands of those who commit criminal acts based on hate. The Disarm Hate Act would prevent individuals convicted of violent misdemeanor hate crimes from purchasing or possessing firearms.

 

“As hate crimes continue to rise in this country, it is unconscionable that the perpetrators of these crimes are allowed to purchase or possess a firearm,” said Harris. “Congress must act immediately to enact this common-sense reform to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of violent and hateful individuals.”

 

FBI reports of hate crimes have increased during the last three consecutive years, with more than 7,100 hate crimes reported in 2017 alone. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), there are approximately 204,000 hate crimes committed in the U.S. every year targeting victims based on their actual or perceived race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Guns are a frequent tool of hate-motivated violence and intimidation. Data from the NCVS shows that, from 2010 through 2016, there were 56,130 hate crimes committed in the U.S. that involved a firearm.

 

In addition to Harris and Casey, the legislation is co-sponsored by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

 

The Disarm Hate Act is endorsed by the following organizations: Giffords, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, CeaseFire PA, the Center for American Progress, Everytown for Gun Safety and Sandy Hook Promise.


6 COMMENTS

  1. Jeeesuz H. CHRIST! What’s the matter with this woman. She claimed SHE carried a firearm! Does this mean that I am prohibited from carrying one? The libturds are ridiculous!

  2. It’s hard to imagine her as President. But see her as Joe Biden’s Attorney General. Sure.

    That image has led me to start telling what happened to my family when she was in charge of CPS prosecutions in 2001. What she did to us, she’ll do at DOJ.

    In 1999, husband and I sued San Francisco Firefighters Union for mail theft. Settled the case out of court. Because we lived on a school bus, the fireman we sued called CPS. And that began a 3 year “investigation” of us as parents which naturally meant we couldn’t leave town. For THREE years … … … until all statutes of limitations were expired on the mail theft. During Kamala Harris’s time as lead prosecutor for CPS, 2000-2001 she ignored 4 reports from CPS saying “no actual CPS concerns”. She prosecuted anyway. I lost a son because of her. And guess who was her first public union endorsement when she ran for DA in 2003? It was the Firefighters Union.

    I have a book about her on Amazon but there’s a link to a free copy here http://www.real.law.blog/me-willie-brown-kamala-harris

    • OMG Ramona! That is horrible. She is an evil person not to be trusted with that phony smile either. Sorry that happened to you and yours.

  3. So the unqualified, racist , adulterer is wasting more taxpayer money on dumb shit!!
    Please vote this turd out next election!

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