Amy Klobuchar backs ‘Green New Deal,’ promises executive action on gun control in first 100 days
June 18, 2019
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., released a sweeping plan for her first 100 days as president — touching on a wide range of issues and pledging to reverse many of the decisions made under President Trump’s administration.
Similarly to her fellow 2020 Democrats, Klobuchar pledged to utilize executive action in order to implement gun control. While Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., pledged to close the “boyfriend loophole” — allowing domestic abusers to obtain firearms — after 100 days of Congressional inaction, Klobuchar said she would act “immediately” to block access for those individuals.
“Senator Klobuchar leads legislation in the Senate to close the ‘boyfriend loophole’ by preventing people who have abused dating partners from buying or owning firearms,” her plan read, “and she will take executive action to get it done immediately.”
She’ll also introduce legislation that would impose a series of other Democratic reforms — universal background checks, closing the gun show loophole as well as banning bump stocks, assault weapons, and high capacity magazines.