FEC Complaint Filed Over Fact-Check On Kamala Harris’ 2A Views

Gun Owners of America and Second Amendment journalist John Crump have filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission arguing that social media giant Facebook, the press outlet Agence France-Press, and Kamala Harris violated the 1971 Federal Elections Campaign Act by suppressing actual information about the Democratic vice-presidential candidate through the use of an AFP “fact check” on an article written by yours truly.

The article in question can be found here, but if you want the TL;DR version (which, I confess, is still pretty lengthy), I pointed out that Kamala Harris was part of an amicus brief filed by several district attorneys as the Heller case was before the Supreme Court back in 2008. As part of that brief, Harris and other attorneys argued that if the Court didn’t uphold Washington, D.C.’s ban on handguns and a storage requirement that forced grandfathered gun owners to store their firearms locked and unloaded with ammunition stored separately, it would create “a broad private right to possess any firearm that is a ‘lineal descendant’ of a founding era weapon and that is in ‘common use’ with a ‘military application’ today.”

Create a right, not recognize a pre-existing right. Since then, Harris has said things like “You can be in favor of the Second Amendment and also understand that there is no reason in a civil society that we have assault weapons around communities that can kill babies and police officers,” and “it’s a false choice to suggest that you are either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away,” but she’s never come out and said that she believes the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, nor has she offered up any example of a gun control law that she believes would run afoul of the Second Amendment.

Read more at Bearing Arms