Harris: Swalwell's Mandatory Gun Buyback a 'Great Idea'

June 27, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) praised her opponent Rep. Eric Swalwell's (D., Calif.) gun buyback plan during the MSNBC Democratic debate on Thursday and said she would implement by executive action if Congress didn't pass it in 100 days.

"I think your idea is a great one congressman Swalwell, and I will say there are a lot of good ideas. The problem is Congress has not had the courage to act. Which is why, when elected the president of the United States, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together, bring all these good ideas together and put a bill on my desk for signature, and if they do not I will take executive action," Harris said.

Harris listed the other executive actions she would take, including to implement "the most comprehensive background check policy," have the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to take the licenses of gun dealers who violate the law, and ban the importation of assault weapons.

"It is enough. It is enough. There have been plenty of good ideas from the members of the United States Congress, there's been no action. As president, I will take action," Harris said.