Speaking at a CNN town hall event, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) promised to move quickly on new gun control measures if elected president in 2020. 

"We're not waiting any longer," said Harris, stating that she would give Congress 100 days to pass "reasonable gun safety laws" before doing so through executive actions. 

Harris, who has said she owns a gun "for personal safety," has called for universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons, among other policy points.



Responding on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday, Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich said Harris and other Democrats are actually calling for "gun bans," not "commonsense" laws. 

Pavlich said the gun control push from Democrats is not going to "play well" with voters in Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, states that keyed President Trump's 2016 win.

"The Second Amendment doesn't say 'the right to go hunting,' it says 'the right to bear arms.' You can't come in as president and simply wipe away the Second Amendment rights of Americans without Congress' approval," she said.

Pavlich said it was "interesting to watch" Harris speak more harshly about Second Amendment rights than about criminals voting from prison. 

Earlier in the town hall, Sen. Bernie Sanders said felons in prison should be able to vote, even violent criminals and terrorists like the Boston Marathon bomber. Harris said "we should have that conversation," but on Wednesday she clarified, saying murderers "should be deprived of their rights."

Watch the full discussion above.


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