Democratic 2020 presidential candidate and California Senator, Kamala Harris, took to Twitter on Saturday where she claimed that there are “online loopholes” for gun sales.
There’s a problem, however; her statement is tremendously false.
Kamala Harris wrote Saturday, “Guns shouldn’t be a click away for any domestic terrorist with a laptop. The new executive action I announced this week will help close the online sales loophole. As president, I will act to keep guns out of the wrong hands.”
Harris, who is trying to push a political agenda after the recent shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, isn’t quite knowledgable about her facts, despite being a former attorney general for the state of California, a District Attorney of San Francisco, and a current sitting Senator.
On Wednesday, after nearly an 8-hour standoff with a shooter in Philadelphia that led to six police officers getting wounded before the suspect was taken into custody, she jumped on CNN to politicize that event as well.
Without knowing all of the facts about the shooting in Philadelphia, Kamala Harris called for tighter gun laws, specifically “more enforcement around gun dealers.” (Continued Below)
One of the plans she laid out would come in the form of executive action and legislation, which would be to “put more resources into the ATF to take more licenses of the gun dealers who violate the law.”
She went on to claim that the main issue is “the failure of Congress” to pass “smart gun safety laws.” She vowed that if she’s elected as President, in the first 100 days, she will take executive action if Congress fails to act on passing such gun laws.
Dr. Sebastian Gorka and former NRA spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, leveled Kamala after her Saturday twitter post claiming “guns are a click away.” (Continued Below)
Dana Loesch responded to Kamala and said, “A false & irresponsible claim. Purchases made over the Internet must still go through a FFL, this is federal law: 18 U.S.C. 922(a)(2)(A), 922(a) (3), 922(a)(5) and 922(e), 27 CFR 478.31 and 478.30. If this law is violated it is not a “loophole,” it is a criminal act.
18 U.S.C. § 922 – U.S. Code – Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 922. Unlawful acts can be read here.
Dr. Sebastian Gorka also blasted Kamala and wrote, “Just how IMBECILIC is this woman? It is impossible buy any firearm online. All purchases must be physically picked up at a Federally licensed dealer after a background check. And she wants to be President? How was she even a prosecutor? Oh yes: Willie Brown.”
Kamala Harris’ official tweet:
Guns shouldn't be a click away for any domestic terrorist with a laptop. The new executive action I announced this week will help close the online sales loophole. As president, I will act to keep guns out of the wrong hands.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 17, 2019
Dana Loesch’s official tweet:
A false & irresponsible claim. Purchases made over the Internet must still go through a FFL, this is federal law: 18 U.S.C. 922(a)(2)(A), 922(a) (3), 922(a)(5) and 922(e), 27 CFR 478.31 and 478.30. If this law is violated it is not a “loophole,” it is a criminal act. https://t.co/3EIlaB2Kec
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 17, 2019
Dr. Sebastian Gorka’s official tweet:
Just how IMBECILIC is this woman?
It is impossible buy any firearm online.
All purchases must be physically picked up at a Federally licensed dealer after a background check.
And she wants to be President?
How was she even a prosecutor?
Oh yes: Willie Brown. https://t.co/olPFEvITVW
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) August 17, 2019
We leave you with a few responses from Twitterverse:
Your “actions” as president would only make for more victims taking the guns out of the hands of law abiding gun owners…
And any “red flag laws” aren’t only unconstitutional they will create chaos throughout the country
— Millennial_Conservative™ (@Millennial_Con_) August 17, 2019
I don’t know what world you live in… but you cannot simply go online and purchase a firearm with the simple click of a mouse!!
We already have law in place to prevent criminals from obtaining firearms and they need to be enforced
— Millennial_Conservative™ (@Millennial_Con_) August 17, 2019
How can you possibly be president when you don’t even know the law or you lie about it? There are no online loopholes. You can’t buy a gun like you’re ordering a new weave from Amazon. You have to have to go through Federal Firearms Licensing. Gun sales without it are illegal.
— Denise McAllister (@McAllisterDen) August 17, 2019
You are lying. You can’t make an internet purchase without going through a FFL. Doing so without going through a legal dealer is a violation of federal law.
Thank you and have a great day.
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) August 17, 2019
Kamala Harris: Complains Donald Trump abuses his executive power.
Also Kamala Harris: ONLY proposes unilateral executive actions.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 17, 2019
Domestic terrorists? You mean like AntiFa? Or do they get a pass because they violently terrorize and assault only conservatives?
If you refuse to call them out then you send a strong message to voters: You support terrorism as long as the victims are Trump supporters.
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) August 17, 2019
As a former prosecutor I would think that you would know that online sales of firearms must go through licensed dealers and that background checks already. If you are having trouble remembering something so basic, perhaps you should not be President.
— Stevan Porter (@Porter4Us) August 17, 2019
There isn’t a loop hole.
Online gun purchases must be sent to a federally licensed dealer. They won’t ship to a residence.
You do your background check at pickup.
How are you this clueless?
— BubbyBelle 🇺🇸 (@BubbyBelle) August 17, 2019
Only a complete and total ignorance to how a gun is purchased would say something this idiotic.
All internet purchases have to go through a FFL licensed dealer for background checks….
Google it! You may learn something👍🏻
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) August 17, 2019
We should also close the loophole that allows presidential candidates to lie about mythical loopholes.
— Michael Hermens (@mhermens) August 17, 2019
A gun is just a click away on my laptop? Ugh… I’ve been getting background checks all these years for nothing 😂😂😂😂
— Misplaced Southerner (@tmckoyrn1) August 17, 2019
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Kamala Harris has a track record
— Will McGee (@myopicmcgee) August 17, 2019