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Kamala Harris Says She Owns Gun for Protection, Supports 'Smart' Gun Laws

The 2020 White House hopeful says that Americans "are being offered a false choice, which suggests you're either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone's guns away"

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    2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris waits to speak at a house party, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she owns a gun and called it a "false choice" that the only two gun control options are complete, unrestricted access or a desire to seize everyone's guns.

    The senator from California told reporters after a campaign event in Iowa that she is a gun owner. She says, "I own a gun for probably the reason that a lot of people do: for personal safety."

    The 2020 White House hopeful says that Americans "are being offered a false choice, which suggests you're either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone's guns away."

    She says she supports "smart gun-safety laws," such as universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons.

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