Kamala Harris: NRA's attacks won't silence me

Kamala Harris: NRA's attacks won't silence me
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDems ask FTC to probe if other companies also obtained Facebook data Senate approves .3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump Feinstein, Harris call for probe of ICE after employee resigns MORE (D-Calif.) said Thursday she will "stand up to the gun lobby" along with the students who survived a recent school shooting in Florida, and said being called out by the National Rifle Association (NRA) wont silence her.

"I am not going to be silenced by attacks from the NRA or anyone else — and neither will my Senate colleagues or the students from Stoneman Douglas," Harris tweeted.

"It's time to stand up to the gun lobby and keep our communities safe. #NeverAgain."

Her comments come after the NRA's CEO called her — and a number of other Democratic lawmakers including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren battles Carson: Housing discrimination 'the scandal that should get you fired' Overnight Regulation: Omnibus includes deal on tip-pooling rule | Groups sue over rules for organic livestock | AT&T, DOJ make opening arguments in merger trial Warren presses Mulvaney, Azar on tip pooling MORE (Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOvernight Health Care: House passes .3T omnibus | Bill boosts funds for NIH, opioid treatment | Senators spar over ObamaCare fix | 'Right to Try' bill heads to the Senate The Hill's 12:30 Report Booker admits defeat in Capitol snowball fight with Flake MORE (N.J.). — out by name during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
"What they want is more restrictions on the law-abiding," Wayne LaPierre said in the speech. "They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security."
He also warned conservatives that socialists are smearing gun rights advocates and seeking to eliminate their rights.

“Socialism is a movement that loves a smear. Racists, misogynists, sexists, xenophobe and more," he said. "These are the weapons and vitriol these character assassinations permanently hang on their targets because socialism feeds off manipulated victims."

His speech at CPAC comes as students across the country have been rallying for gun control in recent days after last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead.
Students who survived the shooting on Wednesday rallied in the state's capital to demand lawmakers take action to prevent future school shootings.
In the days since the shooting, some demanding gun control have targeted lawmakers who have received money from the NRA.