Wednesday at a Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) criticized President Donald Trump’s proposal to arm teachers.
Harris said, “Young people, these leaders, are making it very clear it’s a false choice to suggest you’re either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away. And right now, what we need is we need to have common-sense gun safety laws in our country … I don’t know what we’re waiting for. We don’t need any more tragedies.”
She continued, “As a career prosecutor I have worked with many communities where children go to sleep each night hearing gunfire and so what we’re proposing is that those children—remember Sandy Hook? We’re talking about six- and seven-year-olds—so children are supposed to go to school and look at the front of their class at their second-grade teacher, and she’s going to be strapped with a gun. I don’t understand how that makes any sense.”