DNC Platform Committee Member Doesn’t Think ‘Anyone Should Have a Gun’

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A member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee said at a planning event Wednesday that she does not believe anyone in the United States should own a gun.

"I really don’t personally think anyone should have a gun," Bonnie Schaefer, former Claire’s Stores CEO and North Carolina resort and spa owner, said. "I mean that’s just my own philosophy."

Schaefer proceeded to argue that nothing good can come from having guns available to the public.

"Nothing is ever solved when you have a gun in your hand, except the worst possible scenario," she added.

Schaefer’s comments came during a discussion about gun violence in relation to the Democratic Party’s 2016 platform at the Mid-Atlantic Democratic Platform Forum in Washington, D.C.

She did not mention the Second Amendment or the possibility of self-defense in her response.

Aaron Kliegman

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Aaron Kliegman is the news editor for the Washington Free Beacon and a Master's Degree Candidate in Johns Hopkins's Global Security Studies Program in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Aaron worked as a Research Associate for the Center for Security Policy, a national security think tank, and as the Deputy Field Director on Micah Edmond's campaign for U.S. Congress. He graduated from Washington & Lee University in 2014 and lives in Washington, D.C. His Twitter handle is @Aaron_Kliegman. He can be reached at kliegman@freebeacon.com.

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