Bonnie Schaefer sits on the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) 15-member platform drafting committee. On the subject of guns, she recently made her thoughts known: “I really don’t personally think anyone should have a gun.”
At a meeting in Washington, D.C. with other members of the drafting committee, Bonnie Schaefer had this to say on guns:
“I do believe that you’re absolutely correct – not just keeping the guns out of mentally ill people and criminals, but I really don’t personally think anyone should have a gun. I mean, that’s just my own philosophy. Nothing is ever solved when you have a gun in your hand except the worst possible scenario.”
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The DNC’s platform drafting committee is comprised of 15 individuals, and is chaired by Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings from Maryland.
According to DNC rules, the Party chairman – Debbie Wasserman Schultz – can appoint each member of the panel. This year, however, in an effort to be more “inclusive,” Wasserman Schultz elected to appoint only four members, leaving the remaining 11 seats to be selected by the two presidential candidates, depending on their vote proportions.
Hillary Clinton was allowed to appoint six members, while “Bernie” Bernard Sanders could select five members. Considering that Bonnie Schaefer was neither appointed by Clinton nor Sanders, it appears that she was appointed by Wasserman Schultz.
Other members of the panel include Congressman Keith Ellison from Minnesota and Dr. Cornel West.