A member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee, Bonnie Schaefer, said in a video released yesterday on CSPAN that she doesn’t think anyone should have a gun.
In the video below Schaefer said the focus has to go beyond “keeping the guns out of the hands of mentally ill people and criminals, but I really don’t personally think anyone should have a gun. That’s just my own personal philosophy. Nothing is ever solved when you have a gun in your hand, except the worst possible scenario.”
TownHall.com, which also reported the story, noted that handguns are used more than a million times every year for self-defense, and those are just the cases that get reported, which are usually the situations in which a potential victim has been forced to actually fire a shot.
“Severe bodily harm or death are certainly ‘the worst possible scenarios’ often prevented thanks to civilians who carry firearms to protect themselves and their families.”
The story also pointed out that the DNC convention will have armed security.
Schaefer’s statements come just days after presumptive Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton refused to answer George Stephanopoulos’ question as to whether the right to bear arms is constitutional.
As we reported, Stephanopoulos asked the question twice during an interview, and both times Clinton ducked the question, saying “If it is a constitutional right, then it—like every constitutional right—is subject to reasonable regulation.”