Kamala Harris vows to take executive action on gun control if elected

Kamala Harris calls for regulating Facebook, health care for those in U.S. illegally

Kamala Harris said the lack of federal action on gun legislation is due to a lack of follow through in Washington despite an abundance of available new policies.

President Donald Trump criticized Democrats for claiming the country is in a "constitutional crisis" Sunday night, saying the real crisis is Democrats refusing to work with him on issues like the border. But, Jake, I'm going to tell you, on the issue of the need for gun safety laws, we're not at any loss for good ideas.

"We are not waiting on tragedies and we are not waiting on good ideas", Harris said, pointing to the "heroism of a child who we now mourn his loss, his parents' only child".

If she becomes president, however, she won't wait for Congress to take action.

"No, that's not what I meant, I know it was interpreted that way", she said.

She specified that her plan would mandate that anyone who sells more than five guns annually must perform background checks and that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives would be authorized "to remove and take away the licenses of gun dealers who fail to follow the law".

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Harris also expressed support for government intervention in dealing with Facebook. "There is no question in my mind that there needs to be serious regulation, and that has not been happing". That has not been happening. "There needs to be more oversight; that has not been happening".

"So, we have to recognise it for what it is: It is essentially a utility that has gone unregulated".

Health care was another subject that Harris touched on, particularly her support for Bernie Sanders' "Medicare-for-all proposal".

"The bill also says, quote: 'Every individual who's a resident of the United States is entitled to benefits for health care services under the Senate, ' not every individual who's a citizen, but every individual who's a resident", Tapper explained.

The US should consider breaking up Facebook, according to Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin Senator and one of the Democrats eyeing the White House in the 2020 presidential race, saying that the world's largest social media company is "essentially a utility that has gone unregulated".

Harris agreed that Biden and his colleagues did not take proper action.

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